May 23, 2024

Arsenal on Thursday night put their recent struggles behind them and put up a strong fight to defeat the fallen giants, AC Milan at San Siro.

The Gunners came to the encounter against the backdrop of four straight defeats but showed composure and needed determination to claim a two-goal lead in Italy.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first goal for the club put the Premier League side ahead, cutting in from the left to fire in with the aid of a deflection off Milan skipper Leonardo Bonucci.

Aaron Ramsey deservedly doubled their lead before half-time, collecting Mesut Ozil’s piercing pass through the centre of Milan’s defence to round keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and tap in.

Milan tried to up the tempo after the break, wasting a clear early chance to pull one back when Giacomo Bonaventura spooned over the bar.

But Arsenal were largely unruffled from then on, limiting the home side to half chances with a solid defensive effort.

With this result, the Premier league side become the favourites to reach the quarter finals in the competition.

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