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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.

Henrik Mkhitaryan now proving his class at Arsenal 1

Posted on March 12, 2018 by David Nugent

When Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrived from Manchester United in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, I was quietly optimistic that the Armenian international would be a good signing for the Gunners. The attacking midfielder made a promising start with a hat-trick of assists against Everton.

However, his form dipped slightly with the Gunners going through a rough patch. However, Mkhitaryan has now scored in consecutive games and produced strong performances against AC Milan and Watford on Sunday.

A good understanding with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Would a Wenger turnaround be football’s greatest comeback? 0

Posted on March 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s no secret that Arsene Wenger is a few bad decisions away from completely alienating the Arsenal fanbase, and at this stage, many of us are already expecting it to happen. It’s been a dramatic fall from grace for a man who had the world at his feet just a few years ago, and now, the Frenchman has his back against the wall for what feels like the last time.

Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal future remains very uncertain 0

Posted on March 09, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has had a rollercoaster career thus far, and at the age of just 26, it seems as if his future with the North London club is in doubt.

As reported by Evening Standard, the Englishman responded to comments made by manager Arsene Wenger that suggested the ball was in his court. Wilshere spoke after Arsenal defeated AC Milan 2-0 in their UEFA Europa League first leg tie.

“Yeah, but things have changed since then and all I can tell you is that we are no closer to sorting anything out.”

Worrying developments

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.

Arsenal’s blue away kit dilemma returns once again 0

Posted on March 08, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by Mirror Online, it may not be just AC Milan that Arsenal have to deal with tonight – because, in addition to that, it appears as if they’re also going to have to try and overcome the unluckiness of their blue away kit.


Yes, you heard that correctly. While the Gunners may be one of the most iconic teams in English football, their current slide hasn’t gone unnoticed – and apparently, neither has their form when wearing their striking away kit.

Does Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal legacy matter anymore? 0

Posted on March 08, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal head into tonight’s game against AC Milan with many questions surrounding the team, and one of the most prevalent is this: can Arsene Wenger survive as manager until the end of the season?

Even a few years back very few people would’ve been insisting upon the Frenchman’s dismissal to this degree, but now, things are on an entirely different level. The two-decade tenure of the 68-year-old at the Emirates is under severe threat, and unlike Sir Alex Ferguson, there isn’t much hope in regards to him going out on top.

Tainted memories

Bellerin and Ramsey set to start for Arsenal against AC Milan 0

Posted on March 07, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by Metro, Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey will be making their return to the starting XI tomorrow night in what can only be described as a season-defining game against AC Milan.

The Gunners head into this two-legged tie off the back of four consecutive defeats, knowing that an exit from the Europa League would likely sign the death warrant on Arsene Wenger’s two-decade tenure as manager. It’ll be all hands on deck during the first leg to ensure that they get off to a flying start, as the Frenchman attempts to win European silverware for the first time with the club.

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