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Arsenal stun Milan in Europa League

IANS  |  Milan 

Arsenal snapped a four-match losing streak here with a solid 2-0 victory over AC Milan in the first leg of their round of 16 clash.

Eliminated weeks ago from - which they won last year - and losers to City in last week's EFL Cup final, Arsenal are 13 points o ut of the top four places in the English Premier League, leaving desperate for success in the Europa League, reports news agency.

The hosts, undefeated in their last three games, were outclassed by Arsenal on Thursday.

Led by the mercurial Mesut A-zil, who assisted on both goals, Arsenal do minated every aspect of the contest.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who arrived from United during the winter transfer window, put the visitors ahead in the 15th minute and Welsh international made it 2-0 for Arsenal with a goal in the final minute of the first half.

Only the intervention of the cross-bar preventing Mkhitaryan from getting a second goal and practically guaranteeing Arsenal's spot in the quarterfinals.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 09:20 IST