Pictures: 28-year-old star joins Arsenal squad in training ahead of Atletico clash

Arsene Wenger’s men are finishing up their preparations for the important clash with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday.

The Gunners are now getting ready for the appointment of a new manager this summer after Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he would be leaving the club after 22 years in charge.

Wenger’s imminent departure means much of the Arsenal squad will be eager to end this season on a high by winning some silverware.

With a semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid to come in the Europa League, the Gunners are very close to achieving the aim of handing Wenger the best farewell possible.

And ahead of Thursday’s fixture, new signing Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, who was left out of the starting line-up against West Ham on Sunday, was involved in training.

The 28-year-old will not be able to feature against Atletico, but here were a few snapshots as he joined the rest of the squad in training on Wednesday.

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