Wenger relieved at Arsenal win in Milan after nightmare week


Wenger relieved at Arsenal win in Milan after nightmare week

"Like a boxing match, when you are half knocked-down and another (punch) comes again, and that's what happened to us".

While Wenger praised Arsenal's defensive display in northern Italy, it was his side's attacking flair that caught the eye in the first half.

"What's happening right now is tough, it's hard to take for those of us at the club", Grimandi told L'Equipe. "Your pride and desire to show quality has to come through in the game".

This season, the Gunners have won just a single game, against Belarusian side BATE Borisov, when wearing the strip.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that their chances of getting a top-four spot is nearly gone and believes the Europa League is the only way Arsenal can save their chances of appearing in the Champions League next year. "But it's not qualification, we still have to finish the job at home".

It was the first goal Milan had conceded in 599 minutes and they should really have been punished further, with Danny Welbeck shooting straight at Donnarumma one-on-one and Mkhitaryan clipping the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

But the visitors did double their advantage before the interval, as Ramsey ran onto Ozil's perfectly-weighted through ball and rounded Donnarumma to tap into an empty net.

Arsenal's Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil described the win in Milan as "our best away performance for some time", while Aaron Ramsey, scorer of the second goal, called it a "great response".

Low will be free after the 2018 FIFA World Cup and if Arsenal manages to convince him to come to Emirates instead of taking a break, the move can be a sigh of relief for all the Gunners.

Kosovo worldwide Valon Berisha scored twice shortly after half-time to put Salzburg in control, the first from the penalty spot, and leave German giants Dortmund facing a surprise exit.

AC Milan host Arsenal in the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday evening, and will be hoping to capitalize on their poor run of form and put one foot into the quarterfinals of the competition.

Although he is yet to score in Serie A, fellow attacker Andre Silva has proved to be a reliable scorer on the European stage, scoring six goals in eight Europa League matches this season.



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