Joachim Low Rumoured to Be Arsenal's Leading Candidate to Replace Arsene Wenger

Joachim Low Rumoured to Be Arsenal's Leading Candidate to Replace Arsene Wenger

Arsenal put their recent problems to one side as a polished performance at fallen giants AC Milan gave them the upper hand in their Europa League last-16 tie.

Questions over the future of manager Wenger had dominated the pre-match talk, but the 68-year-old will have been delighted with a clinical and disciplined display from his players against a Milan side who had gone 13 games without defeat.

They also managed a disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton in the strip, but other than that they've been beaten every time they've worn it - including the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth, 4-0 humbling at the hands of Liverpool and the 4-2 embarrassment to Nottingham Forest. "That's what we did tonight", Wenger told a news conference. "We showed togetherness today, we showed spirit and a lot of character".

"When you are knocked down like a boxer, you don't have time to react and you are only halfway up, but you have to respond".

Former Arsenal defender Keown was full of praise for Ramsey after the Wales worldwide helped the Gunners keep their Europa League and Champions League aspirations alive.

"It is an important win because we had a nightmare week", said Wenger.

Just moments later Arsenal broke the deadlock, as Mesut Ozil fed Armenian Mkhitaryan, a January signing from Manchester United, to cut inside and fire in a shot which deflected past home keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma off Leonardo Bonucci.

Milan improved in the second half, but wasted their best chances, failing to truly test Ospina.

"The second leg will be hard to turn this around, but anything can happen in football".

Here are five things we learned from the 2-0 victory.

Spanish worldwide Costa has now scored six goals for Atletico since returning to the club from Chelsea in January.

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