Sir Frank Williams celebrated his 79th birthday.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on Arsenal after they knocked Slavia Prague out of the Europa League. Arsenal beat Slavia 4-0 on Thursday to win their quarter-final 5-1 on aggregate and progress to the semi-finals. Slavia had knocked out Rangers in the last round, but the tie had been overshadowed by the racial abuse aimed at Glen Kamara by Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela.
Granit Xhaka says he is happy to keep filling in at left-back if it helps Arsenal win the Europa League this season. The midfielder started there on Sunday for Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United and he was asked to deputise again last night for the Gunners’ Europa League quarter-final second leg with Slavia Prague. Xhaka put in a solid performance, helping Arsenal keep a clean sheet for the second game in a row as they ran out 4-0 winners and booked a reunion in the semi-final with their old boss Unai Emery - who is now managing Villarreal.
Coach’s attitude towards silverware can be clarified as club goes deeper in Europa League