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Why the international break is bad timing for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The standard March international break is right around the corner, as players from around the world travel back to their homeland in order to engage in some relatively pointless friendlies. Of course, the media will try and make you believe that they mean more than that, but we all know they’re used as ‘World Cup warm-ups’ and nothing more.

They’ve been publically vilified as an idea for years and years now, and rightly so. They don’t really offer any kind of productivity other than ticket sales for the matches, and when you examine what it’ll do to teams like Arsenal, it becomes even more infuriating.

Display against AC Milan encouraging for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by David Nugent

I am usually very sceptical about Arsenal in general. Too many times the Gunners have flattered to deceive in recent seasons. However, I have to say Arsene Wenger’s team produced an encouraging display against AC Milan on Thursday night.

The 3-1 win on the night meant that the team from north London went through to the last eight of the competition with a 5-1 aggregate win, which in all fairness did flatter the Gunners.

Looking very lively

Arsenal cruise into the Europa League last eight 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday night in the Europa League last 16 second leg, to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

The visitors came close to enjoying a dream start within the first minute, but Andre Silva’s effort from Fabio Borini’s cross was off-target. On five minutes, the Gunners had their first sight of goal, as defender Laurent Koscielny headed over from Henrik Mkhitaryan’s corner kick.

The Gunners experienced an injury blow on 11 minutes, as Koscielny sustained an injury and Calum Chambers replaced the French international. Milan ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was called into action on 26 minutes, as the youngster did well to keep out a near-post effort from Danny Welbeck.

Why Arsenal need to make a statement against AC Milan tonight 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal head into tonight’s UEFA Europa League second leg against AC Milan with a comfortable 2-0 advantage from last week’s encounter at the San Siro, but that doesn’t mean they should be allowed to sit back and settle for what they’ve got.

We can all tell that the Gunners are prioritising this competition, and while that’s certainly a good thing, overconfidence has played a role in Arsenal’s significant downfall over the last few years. We’ve heard about their fancy football and how beautiful it is to watch, but has anyone ever considered the possibility of the players allowing that to go to their hands?

Wenger speaks ahead of AC Milan rematch 0

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal play the second leg of their Europa League clash against AC Milan on Thursday. They have a strong lead that shouldn’t prove too difficult to preserve and possibly add to at the Emirates, in order to secure passage into the quarterfinals. But given recent experiences, Arsene Wenger’s men will have to be on top of their game again to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Speaking to the press ahead of the match, Wenger gave some updates on players’ fitness issues, as well as some information regarding their contracts situations.

Several players have had their fitness tested, and everyone except Alexandre Lacazette should be available for selection.

Arsenal v AC Milan Europa League Preview 0

Posted on March 14, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Italian giants AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League last 16 second leg. The Gunners recorded a highly respectable 2-0 win in the first leg courtesy of goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey.

Arsenal will be confident of progressing into the last eight, especially as they have a decent home record against Italian sides in Europe. The north London team have recorded nine wins from their last 15 meetings with Italian clubs, suffering just two defeats in the process.

Arsenal v Watford Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Premier League campaign has been a poor one so far. The Gunners look to be out of the race for a top-four finish, but will still be clinging to the hope that one of the top-four teams slip up in the remaining months of the season.

However, for Arsenal to capitalise on any slip-ups they must start winning games in the league, starting with a home clash against Watford on Sunday.

Arsenal 7/2 to win the Europa League after win in Milan 0

Posted on March 09, 2018 by David Nugent

I have to say I was shocked by Arsenal’s 2-0 win over AC Milan in the first leg of the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night. The Italian giants head into the game in decent form, while morale was low in the Gunners camp.

However, first-half goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners a very healthy lead for the second leg.

Last chance to make the Champions League

Winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s last chance of getting into the Champions League for next season. The top-four seem too far ahead in the Premier League, so Europe’s secondary competition has suddenly taken on huge significance for the Gunners season.

What was different at Giuseppe Meazza? 0

Posted on March 08, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have beaten AC Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 by 0-2 and will therefore enter the second leg at the Emirates with a significant advantage. But the outcome wasn’t the only different aspect of this game compared to several recent Gunners’ outings.

The line-up

There were a few changes from the team that started the game against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.

Arsenal win in Milan in Europa League 0

Posted on March 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win at AC Milan on Thursday night in the first leg of the last 16 of the Europa League.

The first real attempt on goal arrived on eight minutes and it fell for the visitors. Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit an effort against the side netting after a good ball from Mesut Ozil.

The home side threatened two minutes later, as striker Cutrone poked into the side netting with an early effort. On 12 minutes, Calhanoglu was released through on goal, only for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina to appear to bring the Turkish star down in the penalty area. The midfielder stayed on his feet, though and the referee did not point to the spot.

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