After just about dragging their sorry carcass through a double-header against Ostersunds in the round of 32, Arsenal have been rewarded with a tough Europa League quarter-quarter-final (or ’round of 16′, if you’d prefer) draw against AC Milan.
The Gunners won 3-0 out in Sweden last week but put in a flaccid display in the return leg at the Emirates, losing 1-2 at home against Graham Potters’ band of plucky upstarts.
Still, aggregate is aggregate, and now the Gunners will face Gennaro Gattuso’s resurgent Rossoneri (11 matches unbeaten since December) starting with a trip to the San Siro on Thursday 8th March.
Well, as far as Arsene Wenger’s concerned, at least it’s not Bayern Munich this year.
The Europa League Round of 16 draw in full…
Lazio vs Dynamo Kiev
RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg
Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
CSKA Moscow vs Lyon
Marseille vs Athletic Bilbao
Sporting Lisbon vs Viktoria Plzen
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Salzburg
AC Milan vs Arsenal