AC Milan

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San Siro

08/03/2018 | 6:00 pm

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Arsenal

V

San Siro

08/03/2018 | 6:00 pm

In a sentence: Resurgent Milan take on an out of form Arsenal side in the Europa League last 16.

Last time: The last meeting at the San Siro between these sides was in the Champions League first knockout round back in 2012. The Rossoneri won 4-0 thanks to goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a double from Brazilian Robinho.

This time: Milan are 11/10 to win this one, while Arsenal are 12/5 and the draw is 5/2.

You might remember: A 2-0 away win for Arsenal in March 2008 in that season’s Champions League knockout rounds. Late Goals from Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Adebayor put Wenger’s men through after a 0-0 draw at Highbury.

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AC Milan host Arsenal at the San Siro in what promises to be a fascinating Europa League tie

Gennaro Gattuso has turned his Milan side from a disjointed mess under the previous coach Vincenzo Montella into a tactically aware, tough nut to crack. They are on a 13-match unbeaten run that extends back to 27 December.

Arsene Wenger’s men will find the trip to the San Siro difficult, which has the potential to add to their mounting woes and pressure after their poor run of form that was highlighted by their 2-1 loss to Brighton at the weekend.

Milan are 11/10 to win here and they have had six consecutive clean sheets thanks to the growing central defensive partnership of Alessio Romagnoli and Leonardo Bonucci. For Milan to keep another clean sheet here is 7/4.

Arsenal are 12/5 but have lost their last four games in a row and have won just four of their last 15 games in all competitions. A 1-0 win for the Gunners is around 10/1.

The draw is 5/2 and out of six meetings between these sides, there have been two draws and two wins each. A 1-1 draw here can be found at 6/1.

Milan youngster Patrick Cutrone has six goals already in the Europa League this season and is 5/1 to open the scoring in this tie. Danny Welbeck is 15/2 to score the opening goal of the game.

Cutrone has 14 goals in just 22 starts in all competitions this season, he is 13/8 to score at any point in the game. Mesut Ozil can be found with odds of  9/2 to score anytime in the game. The German international scored in his last European game for Arsenal, the 3-0 win over Ostersunds in the last round.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Milan to try and unsettle Arsenal from the start by pressing high in search of an early goal. Odds of 13/5 can be found for Milan to be leading after 30 minutes. A 2-0 win for Milan is 10/1.

2

We fancy:

Cutrone to score and Milan to win at 9/4. The 20-year-old striker has 14 goals to his name this season in all competitions and you can back him at 10/1 to score two or more goals in this game.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Davide Calabria to score and Milan to win is around 20/1/ The young right-back scored his first goal for the Rossoneri against Roma last week and nearly got on the scoresheet in the Coppa Italia tie against Lazio. He is 14/1 to score anytime.

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Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.