After a 2-0 victory over AC Milan in their home, Arsenal FC is now hosting AC Milan in the return leg of the Round of 16 UEFA Europa League. In the first leg, the English side dominated the Italian side and thus handed them with a 2-0 defeat. Arsenal FC comes to this match with a decent lead and advantage over the guests. The Italian team would try to dominate the game from the start and would have to score two goals without conceding one to qualify for the quarter finals of UEFA Europa League. The preview of this game is listed below.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Emirates Stadium, London, England. The ground has a capacity of 59,867 and it may rain in London which would only add to the excitement of this game. The clash will take place at 8:05 PM (IST) on March 16, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Arsenal won – 3
AC Milan won – 1
Not Decided – 2
Andrea Conti and Ignazio Abate are the only players expected to miss out for AC Milan on Thursday. Mateo Musacchio will incur a suspension with his next booking. No changes are expected to the side that lost the first leg 2-0.
Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal have missed Arsenal’s last two matches but have both trained ahead of Thursday’s second leg with AC Milan. Shkodran Mustafi was also in training after picking up a groin problem against Watford on Sunday. All three are expected to start in defence along with Laurent Koscielny, who was rested at the weekend. Danny Welbeck will lead the line with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette unavailable for the home side. Expect a similar XI to the side that beat AC Milan 2-0 in the first leg.
AC Milan – Donnarumma (GK), Calabria, Bonuccci, Romagnoli, Bonaventura, Bigila, Kessie, Suso, Cutrone, Calhangolu
Arsenal FC – Ospina (GK), Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Ozil, Welbeck
Our bet is on the home team for this game because they are leading the first leg of this fixture and is also expected that in this game as well they would only like to secure their line of defense anyhow so that the away team cannot get past them.
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.