MIL VS ARS EUROPA LEAGUE FOOTBALL MATCH PREDICTION- TEAM NEWS
AC Milan vs Arsenal
AC MILAN VS ARSENAL MATCH PREVIEW:
After scraping through the last-32 tie against the most humble opposition Ostersund, Arsenal resume their European campaign against Italian giant AC Milan as Gunners head to San Siro for the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Europa League.
These are the tough times to be an Arsenal fan as the once invincible are struggling to win matches, and even against the teams, Arsene Wenger would have beaten in his sleep with his reserve team in his heydays.
But the time has changed and maybe, just maybe, the current longest serving manager in English Football may have been left behind by the way the modern managers implement their tactics in a game.
Also for Arsenal, the Europa League may very well be the last chance to play the Champions League next season, considering a massive 13 points gap between them and Spurs who occupy the fourth place in the table.
So we can at least expect some fight and resilience from Arsenal players who are probably more culprit in Gunners’ dismal run than Wenger’s tactics.
When: March 8th, 11:30 PM IST
Where: San Siro, Milan
Recent wins (Last six matches)
AC Milan – W W W W W W
Arsenal– L W L L L L
MIL VS ARS TEAM NEWS:
The 2017-18 season started with bright hopes of challenging the might of Juventus for the Seria A. However, too many bad results in the beginning of the campaign meant that the Rossoneri were even out of the race for a top-4 finish. But there is no denying that the appointment of club legend Gennaro Gattuso has given a fresh lease of life to the Milan giant.
Not only Milan are on a 14 game unbeaten streak, but the seven times European Champions have a decent chance of finishing in the top- 4.
So Arsenal should be wary of the resurgent Milan as there is no worse place in the world to play football than at San Siro when the Red and Blacks are on a good run.
About the team, Gennaro Gattuso will have to cope without the services of Andrea Conti and Luca Antonelli, while Ignazio Abate is a doubt for the game. Other than that, the Milan manager has a full list of players ready to face Arsenal.
- Donnarumma (GK); Rodriguez, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Calabria; Biglia, Kessie, Bonaventura; Suso, Calhanoglu, Cutrone.
Arsenal will be without Nacho Monreal in defense as the Spaniard continues to recover from a back injury, while Alexandre Lacazette and Santi Cazorla are long-term absentees. As well as that, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can’t play because he is a cup-tie after playing for Borussia Dortmund in the last -32.
Ospina (GK); Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers; Bellerin, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil; Welbeck.
AC Milan – 7 Champions League titles, 0 Europa League Titles
Arsenal – 0 Titles
Head 2 Head- 6 meetings in official matches
AC Milan – 2 wins
Arsenal – 2 wins
AC Milan – Suso, Donnarumma, Bonucci
Arsenal – Ozil, Welbeck, Xhaka
Some Key Stats:
- AC Milan have lost just one game in their last 21 Europa League matches.
- Arsenal have never tasted a title victory in European competitions under Arsen Wenger. In fact, the Gunners have never won either Champions League or Europa League in their history.
- AC Milan have scored at least two goals in five of their last seven home games.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
For the first time under Arsene Wenger’s reign, Arsenal have lost the four consecutive games. Now that an intimidating San Siro waits for the Arsenal players, we are expecting a tough evening for Wenger’s men. Don’t be surprised if the rot continues to five games as we all know what happened the last time Arsenal visited San Siro- a 4-0 thrashing.
NOTE: THIS MIL VS ARS MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.
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