The Europa League has reached its last 16 and the marquee clash of the round sees English Heavyweights Arsenal FC take on Italian giants AC Milan.
With a disastrous string of games continuing for Arsenal FC, their hopes of finishing in top 4 and securing a Champions League spot is as good as over. Since Europa League remains their only chance of returning amongst Europe’s elites, the former European Cup Winners’ Cup champions are looking at Europa League as their goal. AC Milan are the second most successful team in the history of European Club competition, winning the European Cup/UEFA Champions League 7-times. Recently they have been in rejuvenated form under new boss Gennaro Gattuso. Still, then they are at the 7th position, 8 points away from 4th placed SS Lazio with 12 games to play. The Milanese Club will also be looking to win the Europa League to return to their breeding ground in Europe desperately next season, something they haven’t done since 2013-14. The first leg will be lit when the two sides clash at the Iconic Stadio San Siro.
AC Milan vs Arsenal FC Injuries And Suspensions:
The hosts will be tremendously boosted by the fact that they will not be missing any of their players due to suspension or injury on Thursday.
Arsenal, on the contrary, will continue to miss French forward Alexandre Lacazette with a knee injury alongside defender Nacho Monreal with a troubled back. Star midfielder Santiago Cazorla will continue to be sidelined with an Achilles Tendon injury.
AC Milan vs Arsenal FC Probable Lineups:
Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura; Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu
Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere; Ozil, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan
AC Milan vs Arsenal FC Last Meeting:
In the two sides’ last meeting in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal got the better of Milan 3-0 courtesy of goals from Laurent Koscielny, Tomas Rosicky and Robin Van Persie. Despite the victory in the second leg, AC Milan won 4-3 on aggregate to progress to the quarterfinals.
AC Milan vs Arsenal FC Key Players:
For the hosts, Hakan Calhonoglu, Patrick Cutrone, Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Suso Fernandez will be the key players.
Mesut Özil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny will be the key figures for Arsene Wenger’s men.
AC Milan vs Arsenal FC head to head status:
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AC Milan vs Arsenal FC Current Form (In All Competitions):
AC Milan: D-W-W-W-W
Arsenal FC: L-L-L-L-W
AC Milan vs Arsenal FC Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Milan win: 11/10
Arsenal win: 13/5
AC Milan vs Arsenal FC Live Streaming:
The game is scheduled for Thursday, 8th March from 11:30 p.m. IST and will be telecast on Sony Ten 2 for the Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links, send us a message to our Official Facebook page.