The upcoming Quarter-final match of the UEFA Europa League will see the clash of AC Milan and Arsenal FC for the first leg. This match is to be played in AC Milan’s home ground and the current form they are in they are most likely to dominate the first leg of this fixture and if they can dominate enough on the first leg then Arsene Wenger’s men would not have much to fight for in the return leg. Arsenal comes to this game with a battered morality after losing everything in almost in each and every match in their last six games.
When and where –
This match is to be played at San Siro Stadium, home ground of AC Milan. The ground has a capacity of 80, 018 and it is expected to have a bright dazzling day which would only add to the excitement of the game for players and fans alike. The game is to be played at 11:30 PM (IST) on March 8, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
AC Milan – W W W W W W
Arsenal – L W L L L L
Arsenal Won – 2
AC Milan Won – 1
Not Decided – 2
AC Milan got more time to prepare for the upcoming clash with Arsenal and will try to use it that as advantage since in the last five head to head encounters, they have managed to win only one match against Arsenal. Gennaro Gattuso, AC Milan’s gaffer, has got no injured player ahead of this game and is expected to feature the best playing XI in this game. However, Mateo Musacchio has to be very careful in this match because if he would get booked, he would miss the return leg of this fixture.
Danny Welbeck will once again be the spear head of Arsenal’s attack as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all unavailable for this fixture. Aaron Ramsey is expected to get a starting berth in this game whereas Nacho Monreal remains a doubt. Hector Bellerin has picked up a knee injury meaning, he would not play in this fixture and Calum Chambers may be his replacement for this game. If they can win this year’s Europa League, they will get a berth in the next UEFA Champions League which is currently impossible for them to make it happen by qualifying in the top 4.
AC Milan – Donnarumma (GK), Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Bonucci, Calabria, Kessie, Bigila, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Cutrone, Suso
Arsenal FC – Ospina (GK), Chambers, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Wilshere, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck, Ozil
*G – Goals, A – Assists
Theoretically this is going to be a very tough match for the home team as they haven’t won much against their opponent for this game so they would try to push themselves harder and try to do unusual. However, our bet is on the away team because they have been losing easy matches and their fans are getting crazy with their team’s terrible form so the Gunners would try to give their fans something for this season and this game could be it.
THIS MIL VS ARS MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.