Arsenal have been extremely bad this season, especially away from home, and even our reserves have hardly covered themselves in glory against the European minnows in their Europa League campaign so far or in the FA Cup either, where we were beaten at the first hurdle for the first time ever under Wenger.
AC Milan have hardly set Serie A alight this season either, despite spending over 150 million during the summer, and they started extremely badly. They may still lie in 7th place in the Italian League, but since Christmas Milan have gone 10 matches unbeaten, winning 7 of them.
While Arsenal were losing to the Swedish minnows Ostersunds, Milan quietly disposed of Ludgorets in the Europa League to have an easy 4-0 aggregate win to reach this round. Here is their last ten results in all competitions since Xmas…..
Let us compare this to Arsenal’s last ten games….
Four wins, one draw and five defeats hardly fills us with confidence, and the fact that we have to face Man City twice and Brighton away before we face Milan is hardly going to get us full of confidence ahead of the Milan game.
To be honest even if Arsenal play their very best available team I would not rate our chances very highly. Unless of course, Wenger can galvanise the team into action and we beat Man City twice!!