Match Preview: AC Milan vs Arsenal
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Arsenal to win:
Skybet & Paddypower are offering odds of 11/4 for the Gunners to win away.
Skybet are offering the best odds at 23/10.
AC Milan to win:
Paddypower are offering odds of 11/10 for the Italian giants to win at home.
allArsenal’s Special Bet:
allArsenal’s Special Bet: Anytime Goalscorer = Robin Van Persie=6/4
The Dutchman has been in tantalizing form recently netting seven goals in his last six matches, he is Arsenal’s talisman and will be our biggest threat.
If Robin van Persie scores the last goal in this game Paddy Power will refund all losing 1st/last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the match
AC Milan 1 Arsenal 1
In eight two-legged ties and one final (excluding the Super Cup), no Italian side have ever eliminated Arsenal in a knockout competition.
Milan have been knocked out by English clubs in the last 16 Stage of their last three Champions League participations and have failed to score in five of the six matches played in those ties.
Milan have won only four of their last 19 Champions League matches (W4 D9 L6), these wins have come against Auxerre (twice), Viktoria Plzen and BATE Borisov.
Arsenal had the most accurate shooting in the 2011/12 Group Stage, with 66 per cent of their attempts on target.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has found the net in all of his four Champions League appearances this season. He scored a brace in his only club visit to the Emirates, with Barcelona in March 2010.
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Robin van Persie has scored seven goals in his last six games and team-mate Thierry Henry has scored three goals in his six appearances under Arsene Wenger since the start of his loan spell in early January.
Other Match facts:
Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has made more tackles than any other player this season in the Champions League (33).
Arsenal have played Milan once in the Champions League before, drawing 0-0 at home and winning 2-0 away in the San Siro.
Arsenal have won both of their two Champions League games at the San Siro, beating Inter 5-1 and Milan 2-0.
Milan defeated Arsenal in the 1994 Super Cup, drawing 0-0 at Highbury and winning 2-0 at the San Siro.