AC Milan vs Arsenal : Champions League Preview

Good day to you wherever you’re reading from, hope you painted the town red yesterday as the occasion called for it? Or did you spend it alone at home and pretend to be having an amazing time? Well if you did the latter, today presents you with the chance to do the former(get it?).

MATCH PREVIEW……

The Champions league is back and in full effect and like they say, this is where it gets real and where champions are made. We travel to Italy to play Milan in a stadium where we boast a 100% record, two wins, 7 goals scored and 1 goal conceded so on paper we should expect another win right? Let’s go on and get it.

Arsene Wenger has issued a rallying call that we must get away goalS not just one as it will put us firmly in the driving seat to progress. Even Ramsey says we should shoot on sight and who can blame him? He did that with his first touch on Saturday and he found the net besides Abbiati(milan GK) is the Italian Almunia/De Gea. I fancy an Arteta goal (so long its not from a dead ball situation) and the pace of Walcott & Oxlade to trouble their full backs.

AC Milan are not to be taken lightly, do so and suffer, they sit atop the Serie A and are in good form despite the loss to Lazio a few weeks back and its going to take a lot to leave the San Siro with the perfect result. Like Arsenal, they came back from a goal down to win against Udinese so trust me, on our toes is how we must be the entire 90.

TEAM NEWS……

ARSENAL
Arsenal are going to be unchanged from the squad that went to sunderland with the only changes coming to the first XI, the game comes too soon for Gervinho but Gibbs is likely to return. Mertesacker is out for a month if you believe reports and Ramsey or Arshavin might themselves starting after the impact they had off the bench. This is how I would line up….

Szczesny-Sagna-Vermaelen-Koscielny-Gibbs-Song-Arteta-Arshavin-Oxlade-Walcott-RVP

Strange right? You were expecting to see Ramsey/Rosicky but for once I’d love to see Arshavin start in the hole behind RVP not out on the wings and he can regularly switch with Oxlade/Theo.

MILAN
They welcome Boateng & Pato back into the team after early reports that they would miss out through injury, Ibrahimovich should start as his ban is a domestic one. So expect a full strength milan side.

Prediction : Milan 1 – 2 Arsenal

Well there you have it, see you back here tomorrow and hopefully we’ll have great news to share. COYG.

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Posted on February 14, 2012, in Match Preview, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Good Morning Gunners!!! i spent my Val alone wiv myself tho..lol. This isn’t going 2 be an easy one, as per ur team selection not bad, buh i think wenger may likely start wiv ramsey bcos of his goal in d last game although i would ♥ for rosicky 2 still retain his position. The key 2 defend is 2 attack i don’t want us 2 defend at all 2day let’s attack dem and if ♪ and arteta can be in their best 2day i think we can win. But Vermalin and Koscielny will really av 2 watch ibrahimovic really well we all know wat he’s capable of… i wish us SUCCESS!!!

  2. Good Morning Gunners!!! i spent my Val alone wiv myself tho..lol. This isn’t going 2 be an easy one, as per ur team selection not bad, buh i think wenger may likely start wiv ramsey bcos of his goal in d last game although i would ♥ for rosicky 2 still retain his position. The key 2 defend is 2 attack i don’t want us 2 defend at all 2day let’s attack dem and if song and arteta can be at their best 2day i think we can win. But Vermalin and Koscielny will really av 2 watch ibrahimovic really well we all know wat he’s capable of… i wish us SUCCESS!!!

  3. I’m with Yhemini. I fancy Ramsey starting though because of games coming up against Sunderland, Sillywhites and the return leg of tonight’s.

    Wish Gerv would’v been ready for tonight but all well and good, we’ll have him for Sunderland this weekend.

    Let’s go Gunners!!

  4. Both the Ox and Theo need rosicky to help play the ball into space between Milan defenders so they can attack with speed. Arsharvin will be better as a plan B especially when we need a lift in the latter stages of the game

  5. Hopefully we will defeat AC Milan.. I pray RVP wud be at his best today .. And the OX too.. As for walcott u never know what to expect.. Defensively, I pray we stay firm and vigilant.. Let’s go beat AC at San Siro!!!

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