Martin Keown: 'Europa League a lifeline for Arsene Wenger'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the pitch at the San Siro before a press conference

With Arsenal 13 points behind fourth place in the Premier League, Wilshere acknowledged that winning the Europa League is their best chance of reaching next season's Champions League.

Yet the smile returned to the Frenchman's face on Friday after his side snapped a four-match losing streak to beat AC Milan 2-0 in the San Siro the previous evening.

"We have to use this win, use it as sort of a target", Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere said. We have to focus on ourselves and start playing again like we are used to. He should be OK though. "He is not available for the weekend though".

"When the team played well he was very influential in the first half", he said.

"Arsenal have deserved to win the game".

Speaking on the topic, Wenger recently revealed: "I have a good relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson at the moment".

Jose Holebas and Kiko Femenia are both racing against time to be fit, and Gracia is already without a host of players because of injury.

Henry has coached the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne in the Belgium set-up and Arsenal's key players are convinced the former Gunner can help them rediscover their form.

According to an exclusive in the Sun on Sunday the Juve boss is ready to leave Turin and take over from Wenger if the Arsenal board decide to cut short Wenger's contract.

"It was 4-2-3-1; the usual squad filled in the usual way Arsenal plays".

Abdoulaye Doucoure is the club's top scorer with seven goals to his name so far this season.

Genoa have won three of their last four Serie A games under Davide Ballardini to ease away from the relegation zone.

Arsenal will be hoping to build on the Europa League win over AC Milan when we welcome Watford to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners, however, have not failed to score in any of their last 11 games against Watford in all competitions and Wenger is staying positive ahead of the challenge. Finally, the Gunners lost at Brighton 2-1, also in the Premier League.

Ozil has won three FA Cup titles but the World Cup victor hasn't been able to propel Arsenal to a first Premier League crown since 2003-04.