It was back in the middle of December when Arsenal last had a clean sheet in the League, and that was Petr Cech’s 199th Premier League clean sheet, against lowly Newcastle United, but after Davis Ospina got yet another clean sheet on Thursday in Milan Cech, will be hoping that the Gunners will be in the mood to help him make that record tomorrow.
Arsenal arrested a long decline since Christmas when they went to the San Siro and beat an in-form AC Milan side, and now they want to start a domestic revival when they welcome Watford to the Emirates tomorrow afternoon.
So we are approaching the Arsenal game that could affect the futures of us, Arsene Wenger and the whole Arsenal team.
Here is the line-up we predicted earlier….
Bellerin Koscielny Mustafi Maitland-Niles
Xhaka Elneny Ramsey
And here is Arsene Wenger’s choice…
Today’s View From The Enemy comes direct from the AC Milan official website, and is a very concise and honest assessment of both teams chances this evening…..
AC MILAN V ARSENAL: THE MATCH PREVIEW
The Rossoneri take on the Gunners in the first leg of Europa League’s Last-16
Six years ago, Laurent Koscielny was at the San Siro stadium in Milan when Arsenal last faced AC in Europe, and we came away having suffered a 4-0 thrashing by Milan and gave ourselves little chance of progressing to the next round. Right now Gennaro Gattuso’s side have gone 12 games without defeat and Koscielny admits that today’s opponents could be just as hard to beat.
Arsenal make the daunting trip to Italy today to take on Italy’s most in-form team in AC Milan, while our team has hit record lows of late.
Arsene Wenger is very rightly a legend at Arsenal after creating an all-time record by going a whole season undefeated with the Invincibles, but that was a very long time ago now, but this season he is creating more and more unwanted records, like being knocked out at the first hurdle of the FA Cup to a Championship side, and losing at home to a tiny Swedish side, and the latest run of four defeats in a row is about to get worse – as we travel to the San Siro on Thursday to face an AC Milan side that is in awesome form in Italy. ***These records are relating to Arsene Wenger’s reign at Arsenal*** The last time Arsenal lost five in a row was in 1977…
Guessing which Arsenal starting XI that Arsene wenger will pick on any given day is like playing Russian Roulette nowadays, he seems to chop and change as he is desperately trying to find a winning combination, but I bit the bullet (geddit!) and predicted this team earlier in my Brighton v Arsenal Preview….