CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (Agg 3-6): Gunners reach Europa League semi-finals after draw in Moscow


Arsenal advanced to the Europa League semi-finals after a 2-2 draw at CSKA Moscow handed Arsene Wenger’s side a 6-3 aggregate victory.CSKA were looking to become just the second team to overturn a three-goal first-leg deficit in the Europa League knockout stages, and gave themselves hope when Kirill Nababkin (50) added to Fedor Chalov’s opener (39).

One more unanswered goal would have sent CSKA through, but Danny Welbeck sprung up with Arsenal’s first shot on target (75) to quell the comeback before Aaron Ramsey scored an equaliser late on (90+2) – both superbly assisted by Mohamed Elneny.Arsenal will discover their semi-final fate on Friday morning, with Atletico Madrid, Marseille and RB Salzburg joining them in the pot.

When is the Europa League draw?

The Europa League semi-final draw gets under way at 11am GMT on Friday. We will bring you live updates on skysports.com and on Sky Sports News.Looking to build on last week’s first-leg double, Alexandre Lacazette went closest in the opening half-hour with an attempt which was blocked behind for a corner.

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