Arsenal fans feel their Europa League draw against Atletico Madrid is a “win win” – because at least Arsene Wenger will be sacked if they lose.
The Gunners copped what many believed was the toughest opponents in the semi-final draw in Nyon on Friday.
Marseille and Salzburg will face off in the other tie in the last four, with both sides appearing comparatively weaker on paper.
And long-suffering Arsenal supporters reckon the clash with the La Liga giants will be make or break for the beleaguered boss.
After watching the draw, many claimed they will either lift the trophy in May, or watch Wenger walk off into the sunset – depending on the result.
The competition is the only realistic way the North London side can qualify for next season’s Champions League as they are 13 points off the top four in the Champions League.
Should the Gunners beat Atletico over two legs, they will be favourites for the final in Lyon.
Arsenal fans on social media were quick to point out that a win AND a defeat can actually be positive – as it could finally spell the end of boss Wenger’s tenure.
One Gooner wrote on Twitter: “Now Wenger can be sacked peacefully knowing he has totally failed.
“End of the road.”
There was no doubt where Terrell Demorgan’s feelings lie, he wrote: “I can’t wait for @atletienglish to beat @Arsenal in the Europa League so that Wenger can be fired.”
Muhammad Haqi simply wrote “goodbye Wenger” – seemingly confident of the way he thinks the two legs will go.
In the other game, Marseille will take on Red Bull Salzburg, two teams who were in the same qualifying group in the competition.
And if the reaction of Arsenal fans on social media is anything to go by, they aren’t too confident about their chances.
Paul Edwards wrote that it was “fun while it lasted” while Bunto Malada wrote that he “knew we’d get Atletico from the minute they dropped”.
Nick Thompson has clearly thought about what he hopes happens in the days preceding the clash.
He wrote: “Well let’s hope Costa’s injury is serious and Griezmann somehow manages to transfer to Barca tomorrow.”
Lyle writes how he “would have preferred that as the final”, while Michael Peake “can’t see Arsenal doing Atletico over two legs”.
Arsenal will play Atletico at home first on April 26, with the second leg taking place on May 3.
And just to make things even more tricky, a Premier League game against Manchester United is sandwiched in the middle.
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Another footie fan wrote that Arsenal’s fate in the competition “depends on Diego Costa’s mood”.
The former Chelsea striker seemed to be the main focus of attention on Twitter, with many seemingly of the opinion that Arsenal will struggle to deal with him.
The Gunners came from 2-0 down to draw the second leg of their quarter-final at CSKA Moscow 2-2 on Thursday night, progressing 6-3 on aggregate against the Russian side.
The other semi-final will be between French club Marseille and Austrian outfit Salzburg, who advanced following fine comeback wins over RB Leipzig and Lazio respectively.