How Arsenal became the 1st English side to beat AC Milan at the San Siro

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How Arsenal became the 1st English side to beat AC Milan at the San Siro

Very few good things can be said of the Arsenal team from 2007 till 2010.

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This is because Arsene Wenger’s team went from title contenders to chasing the top four in the Premier League.

Just years after the invincible season Arsenal had plans to move to the Emirates Stadium.

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The Gunners started selling their best players with star forward Thierry Henry joining Barcelona to seasons after they got to the Champions League final.

In 2008, Arsenal faced a tough challenge in the Champions League round of 16.

The first leg on the 20th of February 2008 ended in a draw in front of 60,082 fans in attendance at the Emirates Stadium, London

The second leg was on the 4the of March 2008, and Arsenal recorded a 2-0 away win in front of 81,879 fans at the San Siro, Milan.

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After a goalless first half, Cesc FĂ bregas put Arsenal in front in the 84th minute while Emmanuel Adebayor scored the second in two additional minutes of regulation time.

Arsenal became the first English side to beat AC Milan at the San Siro a win that took the Gunners to the Champions League quarter-final.

It also marked the transition of leadership from Henry to Fabregas who was spectacular in the encounter.

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Watch Arsenal beat AC Milan in 2008 below

 

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