Milan vs Arsenal – Europa League: When Milan and Arsenal face off,
we have two European football’s historical clubs taking the pitch
In fact, all the encounter between these two teams on the European competitions were in decisive moments, be it on the European Supercup of 1995, or in the Champions League’s 8th finals in 2008 and 2012.
The clubs’ current contexts lead to their first meeting on UEFA’s secondary competition.
If in terms of position, AC Milan is in 7th place of the Serie A and Arsenal is in 6th place of the Premier League, the more recent moments of form and results separates them really well.
For the Italians, they are unbeaten for 13 matches, with the last 6 of them ending on victories for them, and the team getting closer to the European qualification spots on the Italian Serie A, with the Coppa Italia also being a priority, due to the fact that it would be a title for the club, who has been on quite a title drought in recent years.
If in terms of performances, Gennaro Gattuso’s work doesn’t show great evolution, the consistency in terms of results has been allowing the Milanese supporters to dream about something now.
As for the Gunners, they have 4 straight losses, which leaves the team exposed when it comes to reaching the objectives they still have upon them.
Playing, on the same week, twice against Manchester City might have required a mental effort and a consequent double loss that has probably taken away a lot of the team’s confidence.
Arsenal might even be pushed onto something that Arsène Wenger condemned, last season, to Manchester United and José Mourinho, which is dedicating themselves to the Europa League in order to manage to get into the Champions League next season.
But in order to do that, they will have to take into consideration that they have a powerful opponent to overcome in AC Milan.
AC Milan vs Arsenal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
AC Milan’s winning ability will be, here, put to the test, on a match where Arsenal is just trying to “survive”, to then decide the tie on the 2nd leg.
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