CSKA Moscow v Arsenal - As it happened.
FT: CSKA 2 - 2 Arsenal!! (3-6 agg.) A late Ramsey goal makes the scoreline look a lot better for Arsenal, who progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League. CSKA sparked a comeback through Chalov and Nababkin but a second-half strike by Danny Welbeck killed off the tie.
GOAL!! ARSENAL!! Elneny is the provider again as he plays through Ramsey. The Welshman runs at the box before chipping it over Akinfeev to bring Arsenal level on the night! 2-2!! (3-6 agg.)
SAVE!! Akinfeev denies Welbeck!
Three minutes added on in Moscow. Time running out for CSKA.
Iwobi is played through in the box but pulls his shot wide of the far post. Great chance to kill the game off there.
Golovin picks up the first booking of the game for a tackle from behind on Elneny.
Arsenal have a corner after a CSKA defender blocks a cross from the left. Akinfeev comfortably collects.
Now it's CSKA's turn to make a change. Milanov on, Chalov off.
Iwobi enters the pitch for Arsenal in place of Lacazette.
GOAL!! ARSENAL!! Great link-up play by Welbeck and Elneny sees the latter put through the former with an inch-perfect pass in the box. Welbeck has no trouble finding the target with an emphatic finish. 2-1!! (3-5 agg.)
CSKA substitution as Natcho replaces Bistrovic.
Wilshere's night is over. Calum Chambers comes on in his place.
The game is definitely on a knife-edge but no chances from either side at the moment. Can CSKA grab another?
Elneny heads the ball into the back of the net but it's chalked off for offside. Replays show its the right decision.
SAVE!! Golovin curls in a free-kick and forces a great save by Cech to paw it round the post and out for a corner.
GOAL!! CSKA!! Cech flaps at a long-range effort by Golovin and this time it is Nababkin who is there to fire home the rebound!! 2-0!! Can they complete the comeback?
The ball is delicately played into the box by Ozil but Welbeck can't get there quick enough to get a foot on it. Akinfeev scoops up.
Arsenal get the second half underway.
HT: CSKA 1 - 0 Arsenal! The last action of the game sees a cross whistle past Cech's far post. It sums up a rejuvenated performance from the home side in the final few minutes of the half following some quick-thinking by Chalov helped claw one back.
Arsenal are under the cosh now. It's all CSKA at the moment.
Bistrovic cuts the ball across the face of goal from the right but Monreal is there to clear it away from a poaching Musa.
Four minutes to be added on. Good news for Arsenal though is that Ramsey has just re-entered the field.
CSKA are really looking hungry now and are trying to take advantage of the extra man with Ramsey still off receiving treatment.
Bistrovic tries his luck from long-range again. This time it is a lot closer, missing by a yard!
There's a pause in play as Ramsey receives treatment. He ends up being carried off on a stretcher to receive treatment. Not looking good for the Welshman.
GOAL!! CSKA!! The ball is whipped perfectly in from the left wing as Vitinho guides it low at goal with his head. Cech is down well to save it but Chalov is there to slot home the rebound. 1-0!! (2-4 agg.)
Dzagoev has to withdraw with an injury, Vitinho comes on as his replacement.
Arsenal have a corner after a cross by Ozil is headed out by a CSKA defender.
CLOSE!! The ball is fired across the face of the CSKA goal. Akinfeev leaves it but it's just out of the reach of Ramsey.
Arsenal are allowing CSKA possession now but they don't seem worried. Considering the lack of attacking intent so far, you can understand why.
Berezutski is down with a head injury after clashing with Mustafi in the box.
Arsenal have a corner after Lacazette's shot is deflected.
Bistrovich tries a long-range effort but it trickles wide, not even troubling Cech.
Neither team is flying on full cylinders at the moment. CSKA should have a lot more urgency given the three-goal deficit.
Arsenal have their first corner of the match but CSKA are quick to stifle the short attempt from Ozil.
Koscielny's poor header lands at the feet of Dzagoev but his cross into the box is over hit and a chance is wasted for the home side.
CSKA win a free-kick on the right wing but Arsenal clear it from danger.
Wilshere is down holding his face after the ball hit him unexpectedly from close range. He should be okay to continue.
Despite the home side trailing by three goals, the game hasn't started off at an electric pace. Things like quite cosy for Arsenal.
Arsenal have their first attack of the game but it's well sniffed out by CSKA.
The home side try a long ball up top but it hits Chalov's hand.
CSKA get the return leg underway. The atmosphere is loud and banging at the VEB.
The players are gathering in the tunnel. Can we see another upset tonight?
Wenger before the game: ““I think the best way for us is just to play to win the game. Mentally we have to be in a high place. We have an opportunity to go into the semi-final so all we have to think about is to win and go through.”
Just 10 minutes to go until we are underway in Moscow.
30 minutes until kick-off.
The VEB Arena is our stage tonight.
It's a strong starting XI for Arsenal as winning the Europa League is their only chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season. They may have a three-goal lead but they are leaving nothing to chance.
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Welbeck and Lacazette. Subs: Macey, Chambers, Holding, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Iwobi and Nketiah.
CSKA: Akinfeev; Kuchaev, V.Berezutski, Ignashevich, A.Berezutski, Nababkin; Bistrovich, Golovin, Dzagoev; Chalov and Musa. Subs: Pomazun, Milanov, Vitinho, Shchennikov, Natcho, Zhamaletdinov and Khosonov.
Hello and welcome to the second leg of Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final against CSKA Moscow. Arsene Wenger's side enjoy a 4-1 aggregate lead going into the tie but in a week of three-goal comebacks, can we see another here tonight?