Arsenal on Thursday registered a 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague on Thursday in the Europa League, but Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta is very confident that his side will progress to the semi-finals.

The highly competitive match made the Gunners score a late goal through substitute, Nicolas Pepe in the 86th minute.

At the end of the day, the talented player played the role of earning the Gunners a slender quarter-final first-leg advantage when he broke the deadlock with the only goal Arsenal recorded.

Slavia Prague’s relentless efforts also gave them the opportunity to compete for a win with the efforts of Tomas Holes.

Holes scored in the dying moments of the game from close range to give Slavia Prague a precious away goal.

Meanwhile, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, is very confident that his side will progress to the semi-finals despite his side conceding so late.

“The mindset has to be to go there and score goals and win the game because we have to score if we want to go through,” said the Spaniard.

“I totally believe that we can go there and win the match, if not I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

The second leg in Prague takes place next Thursday (20:00 BST)