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Stalemate: Arsenal 0 – AC Milan 0

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After the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of old foes Manchester United in the FA Cup, Arsenal needed to raise their game in their home tie against AC Milan in the Champions League last night. It is a credit to the character of this young side that they were able to do this, and were indeed far more enterprising than the Italian giants.

Regrettably though they were unable to turn their dominance into a win, spurning several clear goal-scoring opportunities, although Adebayor came agonisingly close to stealing it in the dying moments of the game when he headed substitute Theo Walcott’s cross-ball onto the bar.

On the bright side Arsenal didn’t concede an away goal with Jens Lehman having a very quiet game. This means that Milan will have to win the next leg at the San Siro to go through; in the event of a draw the Gunners will progress if they manage to score at least one goal. It won’t be easy of course as Milan will be a different proposition playing at home. Hopefully they will be more charitable defensively than they were at the Emirates; Arsenal certainly have the resources to exploit any gaps left by Milan players pressing forward.

It should be a fascinating game to watch!

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Written by macinjay

February 21, 2008 at 11:36 pm