The Gunners will attempt to book their place in the last eight of the competition and keep their hopes of Champions League football alive
Arsenal continue their quest for Europa League glory on Thursday when they take on AC Milan at the Emirates in the second leg of their last-16 tie.
The Gunners come into the game in north London boasting two away goals, having won 2-0 in Italy, and they will be aiming to ensure they do not forfeit their lead.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey struck in the first half at San Siro to grant Arsene Wenger some reprieve and they followed that up with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.
Milan, meanwhile, were not negatively affected by their loss and returned to winning ways by beating Genoa 1-0 away from home, so they will be well up for the game.
TV Channel & Live Stream
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 2||BT Sport app|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Ospina, Cech, Macey|
|Defenders||Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Mavropanos, Kolasinac|
|Midfielders||Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Cazorla, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Nelson, Mkhitaryan|
|Forwards||Lacazette, Welbeck, Nketiah, Willock|
Shkodran Mustafi picked up a groin injury and is not likely to be involved in the game, while the injured Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.
Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin were recovering from knocks but both could be involved against Milan while Alexandre Lacazette returned to training this week. One man who won’t feature is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is ineligible.
Potential Arsenal starting XI: Ospina; Koscielny, Holding, Bellerin, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Welbeck.
|Position||AC Milan players|
|Goalkeepers||Storari, G. Donnarumma, A. Donnarumma|
|Defenders||Bonucci, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Zapata|
|Midfielders||Biglia, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Locatelli, Montolivo|
|Forwards||Borini, Cutrone, Kalinic, Andre Silva, Suso|
David Calabria is injured, thus unlikely to play the game, and it will be interesting to see who Gennaro Gattuso deploys at right-back instead. Fabio Borini filled in against Genoa, but Christian Zapata is also an option.
As well as Calabria, Milan will not be able to call upon the services of Ignazio Abate or long-term absentee Andrea Conti.
Potential AC Milan starting XI: G. Donnarumma; Zapata, Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Bonucci; Biglia, Bonaventura, Kessie, Suso, Calhanoglu; Cutrone.
Betting & Match Odds
Arsenal are deemed to be an evens bet to win the match according to dabblebet, with Milan priced at 12/5 to win in London. A draw is also available at 12/5.
Ahead of the first leg Wenger’s position as Arsenal manager was becoming increasingly precarious, but the veteran Frenchman has managed to pull back from the brink.
After recording an impressive result against a resurgent Rossoneri at San Siro the Gunners proceeded to put three unanswered goals past Watford and the team appear to be showing more fight.
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They will have to continue those sort of performances until the end of the season, but since a top-four finish is highly unlikely the focus is now very much on winning the Europa League.
The trouble for the north London men is that they have rediscovered their form at precisely the wrong time, but a home win and a place in the last eight will keep supporters on side.
With the international break coming up the Gunners have no game to prepare for after Milan until August, so Wenger will be expected to field a strong team and finish the job in style.