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Preview : The Change That Might Cost Arsenal The Europa League Tie Against AC Milan

Arsenal will lock their horns against AC Milan in the round of 16 clash of UEFA Europa League. The match is going to be highly interesting as two evenly matched side will play against each other.


The Gunners are now out of the contention of FA Cup and have recently lost against Manchester City in the Final of Carabao Cup. They are going to face AC Milan in the next round of UEFA Europa League. They are now at sixth position in the League Table of the Premier League. The Premier League is the most competitive League in this World and the Gunners are now have very rare chances left to finish in the top four positions in this season’s League Table. So, the chance of getting the chance to play in the UEFA Champions League next season is going to be difficult for them day by day.

In this circumstances of the club, David Ospina broke out of the silence and told that he might not be a part of the squad anymore for Arsenal in the next season. Petr Cech is undoubtedly the first choice Goalkeeper for the Gunners for last few seasons. Ospina had joined Arsenal in 2014-15 season from the Ligue 1 side Nice. He has been always remained as the second choice Goalkeeper for Arsenal from the beginning. But the Goalkeeper has the potential to be the first choice Goalkeeper in any top club of Europe. So the player now wants to prove his potential in the next season by joining in a top club of Europe.


The defeat against Brighton and Hove kept the manager of the Gunners in real pressure. Any bad result in the match will cause real problem for him and the team.


Team News :


Arsenal :

Arsene Wenger is playing with a 3-4-3 formation in this whole season. Petr Cech will start in the Arsenal Goal against AC Milan. Mustafi ,Chambers and Koscielny will be playing in the central defense for Arsenal. The highly volatile duo of Bellerin and Kolasinac will play as two wing backs while Xhaka and Wilshere will feature in the heart of the midfield for Arsenal. Mkhitaryan, Welbeck and Ozil will be leading Arsenal from the upfront.


AC Milan :


Donnarumma will play as the Goalkeeper of AC Milan in this match. Calabria, Romagnoli, Bonucci and Rodriguez will play in the defense for AC Milan. Kessie, Biglia and Bonaventura will be in the Midfield for Milan while the trio of Suso, Curtone and Calhanoglu will be there at the upfront of the field for AC Milan.


Key Players :

Arsenal’s trio of Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Welbeck will be their key to success to win the match against AC Milan. On the other hand, the combination between Suso and Curtone will be pivotal for Bournemouth to clinch a win against the Gunners in this match.

Possible Starting Eleven :

Arsenal :(3-4-3)

Goalkeeper : Cech

Defenders : Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers.

Midfielders : Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Kolasinac.

Attackers : Ozil, Mkhitaryan ; Welbeck.


AC Milan :


Goalkeeper : Donnarumma


Defenders : Calabria, Romagnoli, Bonucci, Rodriguez.


Midfielders : Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura.


Attackers : Suso, Curtone, Calhanoglu.


My Predicted Scoreline :


AC Milan 1-2 Arsenal.


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