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Highlights AC Milan 0-2 Arsenal March 8 2018

Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s first goal for the Arsenal put the Premier League side ahead, cutting in from the left to fire in with the aid of a deflection off AC Milan skipper Leonardo Bonucci.

Aaron Ramsey deservedly doubled their lead before half-time, collecting Mesut Ozil‘s piercing pass through the centre of Milan’s defence to round keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and tap in.

Milan tried to up the tempo after the break, wasting a clear early chance to pull one back when Giacomo Bonaventura spooned over the bar.

But Arsenal were largely unruffled from then on, limiting the home side to half chances with a solid defensive effort.

The two away goals now make the Gunners firm favourites to reach the quarter-finals after next Thursday’s second leg at Emirates Stadium.

Wenger spoke before the game about his team showing fight without compromising their attacking principles – and they delivered in a dominant first-half performance.

“Overall it is important to win, but it is not qualification. We have to finish the job at home. I am happy with the spirit and response we gave,” said Wenger.

“We were not in a position to take risks, but we could not be too cautious as you lose fluidity. We defended with resilience until the end.”

Related: View the link to watch the First and Second Half

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