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Arsenal need a goal on Thursday night... but the Wanda Metropolitano is the last place you want to have to go looking for one of those. 

Atletico keeper Jan Oblak has not conceded at home since January 20. He has stopped the last 20 shots he has faced in the new stadium. He made seven saves at the Emirates and he can do the same again in his team's new fortress.

The Slovenian international is the keeper everyone wants this summer. He has an incredible 51 clean sheets in 78 games as the home keeper, be that at the old Vicente Calderon stadium or the new ground. But he is only part of Arsenal's problem.

Arsene Wenger faces a tough task in what could be his last European game as Arsenal boss

Arsene Wenger faces a tough task in what could be his last European game as Arsenal boss

Jan Oblak is the goalkeeper everyone wants to buy, and he has 51 clean sheets in 78 home ties

Jan Oblak is the goalkeeper everyone wants to buy, and he has 51 clean sheets in 78 home ties

Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez are the Uruguayan international team-mates who have formed a formidable partnership at the heart of the defence. They have made sure the old 'thou shalt not pass' mentality was successfully transported from the Vicente Calderonto to the Wanda Metropolitano, their new out-of-town home out by the city's airport.

The wind no longer whips off the adjacent Manzanares river, across Melancholics' Way and into the faces of the visiting team, but it's still a very uncomfortable 90 minutes for visitors.

In 12 of the 14 occasions when Atletico Madrid have drawn the first leg of a European tie away from home, they have gone on to finish the job in the home second leg.

Simeone was beaming after the first leg despite his near 90 minutes on the naughty step in the main stand. He knows 1-1 was a very good result to take home with him.

He trusts his players to build on that. Godin and company were heroic in the first 90 minutes and they have left the team at the doors of the Lyon final.

The Wanda Metropolitano has already become a fortress for Atletico Madrid after their move

The Wanda Metropolitano has already become a fortress for Atletico Madrid after their move

Captain Diego Godin (left) is a hero for the fans and has proved to be a rock at the back

Captain Diego Godin (left) is a hero for the fans and has proved to be a rock at the back

Wenger's side need an away goal and Atletico Madrid have a formidable home record

Wenger's side need an away goal and Atletico Madrid have a formidable home record

At 32, Godin has been a constant for Atletico Madrid ever since Simone took over seven years ago.

He was the rock around which Manuel Pellegrini built the Villarreal side that finished second in La Liga in the 2007-08 campaign. It was the highest finish in their

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