This is certainly the main event of the last 16 round in UEFA Europa League, with two former Champions League finalists being face to face. The first leg will take place Thursday at 18:00, UK Time.
AC Milan are in top form with Gattuso on the bench and their defense is surely the strongest point, with six clean sheets in a row. Milan still hope to get in Serie A Top 4 this season, but their mission is not going to be very easy. However, Europa League is also an important target for them and we expect Milan to give their best here in order to get a good result for the second leg.
Arsenal disappointed once again in Premier League and they are very likely to finish outside of Top 4 for the second year in a row. The Gunners' recent form is really bad, with four consecutive defeats in all competitions. They have eliminated Ostersunds in the previous rund after 3-0 away and 1-2 at home. Arsenal lost 0-4 the previous trip at San Siro in February 2012, in a Champions League game, taking the revenge at Emirates (3-0) three weeks later.
AC Milan vs Arsenal probable lineups:
AC Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma - Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez - Kesle, Biglia, Bonaventura - Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.
Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina - Chambers, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac - Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere - Mkhitaryan, Welbeck, Ozil.