Borussia Dortmund stutter to home defeat to Salzburg in Europa League

Arsene Wenger

Borussia Dortmund stutter to home defeat to Salzburg in Europa League

The Europa League is Arsenal's only chance to win a trophy this season and with a top-four league finish looking unlikely, it could also be the club's only route to the Champions League next season.

Arsene Wenger could hardly deny any of the claims himself.

"He is injured - he has an inflammation of his left knee, without ligament damage".

The Gunners are the first side to beat AC Milan at the San Siro in the Europa League/Uefa Cup since February 2002.

Low will be free after the 2018 FIFA World Cup and if Arsenal manages to convince him to come to Emirates instead of taking a break, the move can be a sigh of relief for all the Gunners.

While it showed that his powers may be slowing as he ages, his character is as strong as ever. It's a win that will ease the pressure slightly on the under-fire Wenger, who may need to win this competition if he wants to return next season.

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. We think it will be a tough game and we're also playing at the San Siro as well.

However, Yankey added that the performance in Milan was one the supporters have been yearning for.

We'll face a Milan side who have been rejuvenated since the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso as manager and the Rossoneri have won six of their last seven Serie A games so it's not exactly the best time to face them.

With the noise levels set to ear-splitting Patrick Cutone powered down the right side of defence into the box before firing the wrong side of Ospina's post. Firstly, they were humiliated by a struggling Hellas Verona 3-0 at the Bentegodi before a 2-0 home defeat to Atalanta.

On the half hour mark Milan probed but Giacomo Bonaventura fired wide.

The last nine years alone have seen nine managers in the hot seat, and has seen the club go from being regular Champions League finalists to just about scraping to qualify for the Europa League.

What remains to be seen, though, is if Arsenal have chose to shake off the malaise of the last few weeks and show the world that they're still Arsenal, they can still rise to a challenge, and they still belong in - or at the very least can return to being in - the conversation about being in among Europe's best teams. Considering that we can't play either Lacazette or Aubameyang in today's match it seems like the sensible thing to do, but I'm just trying to remember the last time we kept a clean sheet.

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