Arsenal stun Milan with 2-0 San Siro success

Winning the Europa League is their best chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season but in Milan, unbeaten in their last 13 games, they have been handed the most hard draw in Europe's secondary competition.

The German worldwide has been at the top of his game for the first 45 minutes at the San Siro, with Gennaro Gattuso's men struggling to contain him.

Arsenal without a win in four travel to AC Milan who are unbeaten in 13.

A fixture that would have been dubbed as a headline tie in the Champions League a decade ago has turned into a second-tier European cup competition with two club's that boast 77 major titles between them.

Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, his first for the club, and Aaron Ramsey were enough to give the Gunners a valuable first-leg advantage and bring an end to their four-game losing run.

However, it appears Ozil has more than shown up this evening... and he could be about to do more damage with the second-half about to get underway.

Low isn't the only candidate in Arsenal's sights, however, and Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail recently reported AS Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim and ex-midfielder Mikel Arteta-now a coach at Manchester City-are in the running. The former Rangers man has this Milan team fighting for each other and Arsenal will have to rediscover their top form if they are to come away with a result. Naturally, they are playing different.

Here, Press Association Sport focuses on Wenger's impact on the last-16 first leg.

This season, the Gunners have won just a single game, against Belarusian side BATE Borisov, when wearing the strip.

The scrutiny on the Arsenal team and pressure to fight for their manager clearly made a difference in the biggest game of the Gunners' season so far - and their talismanic playmaker was unsurprisingly at the heart of it.

  • Steve Townsend