Arsenal's Iwobi confident of being fit for Atletico clash

New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 01, 2018, 01:06 PM IST

Manchester United's Ashley Young in action with Arsenal's Alex Iwobi Photograph:(Reuters)

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi has played down injury fears and is hopeful he can regain full fitness for Thursday`s Europa League semi-final second-leg against Atletico Madrid.

The 21-year-old Nigeria international played 90 minutes during Arsenal`s 2-1 defeat at Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday but Wenger said after the match Iwobi was struggling with a hamstring injury.

Iwobi says, "I believe it is very good. I am still being assessed but to me it is good and I will be okay," the report says. 

"We will have to wait and see but I believe I will be okay and fit (for Atletico)."

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina (rib) and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (knee) are also doubtful for the trip to Madrid after picking up injuries at Old Trafford.

The north London club needs a win at Atletico`s Wanda Metropolitano stadium to reach the final after the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the Emirates last week.