Arsenal's Bellerin out of AC Milan clash with knee injury

Arsenal face complex negotiations to land No 1 target to replace Arsene Wenger

Arsenal face complex negotiations to land No 1 target to replace Arsene Wenger

The only remaining hope for silverware, and a return to the Champions League, is to win the Europa League with Arsenal's first leg of their round of 16 clash against AC Milan taking place in the San Siro on Thursday.

Spaniard Bellerin has featured in all 29 of Arsenal's league matches this season and has made three starts in UEFA's secondary club competition.

"I think it has been hard for everyone, maybe the first time for all of them", Koscielny said.

Remember the way they celebrated finishing fourth at the end of the 2013 season after they edged past Newcastle United away from home?

It also doesn't help Arsenal's chances that Milan's defence is in superlative form of late and has conceded just once in their last eight games.

The Gunners had endured a awful week having lost 3-0 twice to Manchester City in a matter of days, and that got even worse with Sunday's defeat to Brighton.

Identifying a successor has been tricky, with many names touted, one of which has been the club's record goalscorer, Henry, who was forthright when asked if he is prepared to walk into the lion's den.

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Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray capitalised on poor defending to put the hosts two goals ahead, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring a first-half consolation in a 2-1 loss. They have interested owners whose line of communication to the fans has been to hire a club legend. Was he too busy or indifferent to what happens on the pitch?

If Arsenal are to ever get back to the top they must act now.

"We have a saying over at Arsenal, victory through harmony", Kroenke recently told the Woj Podcast.

Before he can think about that dilemma, however, Arsenal must find a way past an AC Milan side enjoying a resurgence under Gennaro Gattuso.

Arsene Wenger has arguably never been under more pressure in his role as Arsenal manager.

According to the source, Wenger is also unwilling to agree an early exit this summer, which means Arsenal's board will have to take the decision to sack him.

"But Milan have not played a game like this in Europe for years, and we want to enjoy the moment and raise the bar a bit".

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