It’s an understatement to say that Arsenal isn’t in their best form. They lost four consecutive matches over all competitions and are 13 points behind the fourth place. The Gunners are already eliminated in the FA Cup and lost the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City. This Europa League competition is their only remaining chance on a title and Champions League qualification. In this post I give my view on the first match of this tie Ac Milan versus Arsenal.
Ac Milan Versus Arsenal
The former Italian giant had the most possession of the ball in the beginning of this match, but it was the English side with the better changes. Mesut Ozil really stood up in the first half and created several chances for his teammates. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the first one who appreciated Ozil’s pass and turned it into an assist. The Armenian player scored the 0-1 for Arsenal. Another brilliant pass by Ozil led to Arsenal’s second goal(Ramsey) in the first minute of extra time at the end of the first half.
The 0-2 lead by half-time was the boost this Arsenal needs. They are is a rough period right now, so they really need to get some confidence back. The second half wasn’t really entertaining. Arsenal was happy with the lead and two away goals, while Ac Milan wasn’t capable of creating any chances.
This result is the perfect away result for Arsenal. They have a good position for the return at the Emirates next week. Atletico Madrid is another team with one leg in the quarter finals. They won 3-0 at home against Lokomotiv Moscow and are likely to continue in the Europa League. The remainder matches are still pretty close where anything can happen. What is the biggest competitor for Arsenal in this tournament? Give your opinion in the comments below.