Arsenal's top five away performances in Europe

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A depleted Arsenal travel to Udinese tonight, hoping to protect a one-goal lead given to them by Theo Walcott's volley at the Emirates Stadium, which would secure their passage to the group stage of the Champions League.

The Gunners are without Samir Nasri, who is expected to complete his move to Manchester City in the coming days as well as Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby among others.

The club's injury problems, coupled with several crucial loses this summer, means many fans would be forgiven for being pragmatic ahead of the club's second leg in the Stadio Friuli.

However, Arsenal have been here and done it before, and under Arsene Wenger have produced some stunning away performances to help silence the critics.

Here's GMF's top five away performances from Arsenal.

5. Juventus 0-0 Arsenal (0-2 agg.)

April 5th, 2006

Despite Cesc Fabregas and Thierry Henry giving Arsenal a two-goal advantage, The Gunners' patched up defence made progress in the Champions League no certainty, but Jens Lehmann and co kept the Old Lady at bay as Pavel Nedved saw red.

4. Villarreal 0-0 Arsenal (0-1 agg.)

April 25th, 2006

With a one goal lead to protect, thanks to Kolo Toure's sole strike at Highbury, Arsenal had the tough ask of holding off Manuel Pellegrini emerging Villarreal. All appeared calm until Gael Clichy fouled Jose Mari, only for Jens Lehmann to save Roman Riquelme's 90th minute penalty and secure a place in the final.

3. AC Milan 0-2 Arsenal (0-2 agg.)

March 4th, 2008

With English teams starting to dominate their Spanish and Italian counterparts, Arsenal travelled to Milan with no fear, and after Cesc Fabregas' stunning strike, Theo Walcott set up Emmanuel Adebayor to cap a famous San Siro win.


2. Inter Milan 1-5 Arsenal

November 25th, 2003

During the season they went the entire Premier League season unbeaten, The Gunners produced a performance that encapsulated what they were all about, with Henry at the fore. The Frenchman scored the first, before feeding Freddie Ljungberg after Crisitian Vieri's freak goal. Henry then scored a sensational third, before finding Edu for Arsenal fourth, while Robert Pires knocked in a late fifth.

1. Real Madrid 0-1 Arsenal (0-1 agg.)

February 21, 2006

Arsenal became the first English side to beat Madrid in the Spanish capital, thanks again to the brilliance of Henry. After skipping away from Guti and Ronaldo, Henry expertly drew Iker Casillas before calmly slotting the ball beyond the Spanish international.

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