Report: Atletico Madrid suffer potentially huge double blow ahead of Europa League clash with Arsenal

Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid shoots past Rafael Varane of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 8, 2018 in...

Arsenal will play host to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Yannick Carrasco (L) of Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammate Juan Francisco Torres alias Juanfran (L) during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de...

According to a report from Football.London, Atletico Madrid have suffered a huge double blow ahead of their Europa League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates on Thursday night, with the news that both Juanfran and Diego Costa could miss out through injury.

The Spanish side head into their clash with the Gunners as slight favourites, but losing the two players mentioned above might just swing the scales in the favour of Arsene Wenger's side.

Diego Costa (2nd L) celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team-mates Raul Garcia (L) and Filipe Luis (R) during the UEFA Champions League group G between Club Atletico de Madrid and FK...

Diego Simeone's side aren't exactly in the best form either, having won just three of their last eight games in all competitions.

Gunners fans will surely be heading to the Emirates on Thursday night full of trepidation, though, considering their side's struggles in European competition over the past few years.

Antoine Greizmann of Atletico de Madrid celebrates with Diego Costa after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Celta de Vigo at Wanda...

They will be boosted, however, by the report from Football.London claiming that both Juanfran and Diego Costa could be set to miss the game against Arsenal through injury.

Costa was a constant scourge of Arsenal during his time with Chelsea, and the Gunners defence will surely breath a sigh of relief if the Spaniard doesn't take to the pitch on Thursday night.

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