Fourteen years on from Arsenal's last Premier League title, Wenger could defend his record by consistent qualification for the Champions League.
The 41-year-old believes his former boss still has a future in the game, and also criticised some of the treatment Wenger has received from Arsenal fans.
To do so, though, Wenger will need to achieve something he could not even manage in his peak years in charge - win a European trophy.
It's bad news for Arsenal.
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During his Chelsea days, Costa was regularly a thorn in the Gunners' side, while Simeone has identified playmaker Mesut Ozil as a potential Arsenal dangerman.
Arsenal's Ukrainian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Thursday's first leg at the Emirates, while Mohamed Elneny is out for the remainder of the season with an ankle ligament injury.
"At the moment, I'm not ready to commit to anything else than to give my best for Arsenal football club". It's a template to follow this time around.
The other semi-final sees Marseille tackle Red Bull Salzburg - and the two already know each other well a they met in the group stages - at the point their game in France ended goalless whilst Salzburg won 1-0 in Austria.
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Simeone has been handed a fitness boost from striker Diego Costa, who features in the Atleti squad after returning from a hamstring problem.
"Arsenal have to be aware of not giving the ball away cheaply due to the threat of Atletico Madrid; when they win the ball back quickly with the pace they've got in attack", Spanish football expert Terry Gibson told Sky Sports. My job goes to May, then I will go to the World Cup and see England win the World Cup.
His two final losses in the 2000 Uefa Cup to Galatasaray and against Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League, allied to a Cup Winners' Cup final defeat by Werder Bremen when manager of Monaco in 1992, handed him the ignominy of being the only manager to reach the finals of all three European club competitions and lose every one.
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The complaints came from 20 active duty and retired military personnel who had worked for Jackson, also according to Tester . The document described the working environment as akin to "being caught between parents going through a bitter divorce".