Just when everything seems to be going wrong for Arsene Wenger, his Arsenal side produced a gutsy performance against a revitalised Milan in Italy.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan got the visitors on their way on the quarter hour after Mesut Ozil’s assist, and then crashed a shot off of the bar in first half injury time.
There was still time for Aaron Ramsey to add a second, again courtesy of Ozil’s excellence, before the referee blew for half time, a serious inkury to Davide Calabria causing the delay.
In the second half, the Gunners were content to sit back and invite the pressure with Milan unable to penetrate a tight back line.
The result means that the Italians must score twice at the Emirates Stadium, without conceding, just to get on level terms.