Arsenal handed tough Milan test in Europa last 16

Posted on Feb 24 2018 - 9:43am by admin

Arsenal will play AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League after their scare against Ostersunds, Skysports reports.

The Gunners beat their Swedish opponents 4-2 on aggregate but came close to giving up the three-goal advantage they had built during Thursday’s second leg at the Emirates Stadium.

A trip to Italy is the reward for Arsene Wenger’s men, with Milan having beaten Ludogorets 4-0 on aggregate to secure their place in the draw.

Arsenal will travel to Milan’s San Siro for the first leg to face a side that has struggled badly in Serie A this season, currently sitting in seventh place, some 25 points behind leaders Napoli.

They are coached by former Rangers midfielder GennaroGattuso, who was named as Milan’s manager in November after Vincenzo Montella was sacked.

AC Milan club manager Christian Abbiati said, “It is a game that gives you great excitement, a fascinating game. We expect San Siro stadium to be packed, our fans will support us.

“AC Milan can do it because we have been playing as a team lately, the players are united and we have been doing very well. We hope to continue like this.”

First legs to be played March 8, second legs on March 15.

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