Europa League: Diego Costa Dashes Arsenal's Hopes
During his time at Chelsea, Diego Costa was a torn in the flesh of Arsenal and in Thursday's Europa League second leg semi final clash, the Spaniard was yet again the nemesis; scoring the only goal that put paid to the ambition of the Gunners.
Atletico Madrid booked their spot in the 2018 Europa League final courtesy of a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the second leg of their semi-final at the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday night.
The last-four tie was delicately poised following a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week, but Atletico finished the job in front of their own supporters courtesy of a strike from Diego Costa.
The defeat for Arsenal means that the Gunners will be absent from the Champions League for a second successive season, and Arsene Wenger's reign as head coach of the London club will end without a trophy.