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Arteta: Players had 'right reason' to take a knee
Mikel Arteta says his Arsenal players had the "right reason" to take a knee in front of their Slavia Prague opponents before the Europa League clash on Thursday.Mikel Arteta says his Arsenal players had the "right reason" to take a knee in front of their Slavia Prague opponents before the Europa League quarter-final second leg clash.
Arsenal host Slavia Prague at the Emirates Stadium in their Europa League quarter-final first-leg tonight as the Gunners bid to reach the final four.
Mikel Arteta's side have progressed to the last-eight by the skin of their teeth, after nervy knockout-round wins against Benfica and Olympiacos.
Slavia Prague, meanwhile, beat Steven Gerrard's Rangers in the last-16, but will be without defender Ondrej Kudela tonight after he was handed a provisional one-match ban after being accused of racially abusing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara last month.
Sportsmail's KISHAN VAGHELA will provide live coverage of Arsenal vs Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-finals, including build-up, team news and in-game updates.
Arteta warns Arsenal players not to focus only on Europa League .
The Gunners played superbly to brush aside Slavia Prague to reach the Europa League semi-finals and despite their extreme inconsistency in the league, they are just five points off Tottenham.The Gunners ruthlessly took apart Slavia Prague on Thursday to qualify for the semi-finals in Europe, leaving Arteta delighted but also demanding that those standards are met more consistently.