Arsenal fans loved what Aaron Ramsey did just before his goal v AC Milan

AC Milan v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: First Leg

Arsenal look set to advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League thanks to a 2-0 victory away at AC Milan.

Having lost all four of their previous matches, defeat at the San Siro would be the first time that Arsene Wenger had endured five consecutive defeats in his 22-year tenure at Arsenal.

But, after his side were defeated 2-1 at Brighton just four days prior, Wenger's side looked a completely different team and their opponents could not cope.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan broke the deadlock just 15 minutes into the game, and then Aaron Ramsey scored an impressive effort just before the stroke of half-time.

That means Wenger's dream of achieving a Champions League berth for next season via the Europa League is still well and truly alive.


In what was one of the best results in Arsenal's season, Ramsey's goal was undoubtedly the most impressive highlight of the game.

Despite being one of Arsenal's best performers this year, TV personality and avid Gunner Piers Morgan clearly does not rate Ramsey.

Morgan has been highly critical of the Welshman this year, and after the Brighton game he even included the 27-year-old as one of the names in a seven player list of players Arsenal should sell 'tomorrow.'

But Ramsey well and truly proved him wrong with his performance last night.

AC Milan v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: First Leg

His goal was taken brilliantly as he rounded the keeper before passing into an empty net, but it was what he did before the finish that Arsenal fans were most impressed by.

With the ball coming at him awkwardly, the former Cardiff player readjusted his body to flick the ball beautifully into the path of Danny Welbeck.

The all-action midfielder then pointed to the space he was going to run into, before Mesut Ozil even had possession.

He then held his run perfectly to ensure he didn't receive Ozil's brilliant through-ball from an offside position, before showing expert composure to give Arsenal a two goal lead at half-time.

And although the finish was impressive, Arsenal fans were mostly praising the Welshman for his role in the build-up. And rightly so.


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