AC Milan lost 0-2 to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger’s men seek redemption in the course of the season. Both sides have struggled at some point this term and so it was a match that presented each other that chance to get things right on the pitch.
Arsenal took their chances and was 0-2 winners on the occasion thanks to the imperious midfield display from German playmaker Mesut Ozil.
With the 0-2 win Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger would be delighted in the final outcome of the first leg match but warned that “we have won the match but not the through to the next round” during the post-match interview after the match.
On this note, we evaluate three (3) significant points from the Europa league guard.
Mkhitaryan off the Mark
The Armenian International finally got on the score sheet in style as he turned in Mesut Ozil’s pass into the goal with 15 minutes just played.
His arrival got many people too expectant as the player has high reputation following his exploits at Borussia Dortmund alongside the talents of Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa and German star Marco Reus.
His debut was mask by defeat at Swansea City Stadium as Arsenal’s season continues to face some level of scrutiny (question) in the course of the season.
However the forward had got his debut goal and an important one against the Italian giants AC Milan as his London side aim to redefine their season in the course of this tie.
Arsenal Edges Closer
Arsenal had had a torrid season arguably a campaign mixed with fortune and misery at one point or the other. With the 2-1 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Semifinal (London) clash at the Emirates, the Gunners seemed to be over the moon.
This received some positives (confidence) prompting along in the season as Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 4-1 at home coupled with the 5-1 dismantling of Sam Allardyce’s Everton at home.
However, with the ugly moment resurfacing again when Arsenal lost three games in a row (in space of 7 days) and (2) twice in the space of 4 days against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side, all seemed to be back to square one.
Nevertheless with this 0-2 win away at San Siro Arsenal is closer to their dreams (Europa League triumph) as there are hope and light at the end of the tunnel for Arsenal.
Massive Response from Arsenal
The Gunners showed their elastic limit to pull off a great result on a European night like this against one of the renowned team in Europe in AC Milan.
Irrespective of the Italians current state and position in the Serie A table (log) Arsenal had done enough to win 0-2 away from home.
This they did achieve after losing (3) straight matches in a row, twice against Manchester City with a 0-3 score line and a 2-1 loss against promoted side Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Gunners showed great response and character to get the job done as they take a 0-2 aggregate lead into the return leg fixture at the Emirates.