We are in the middle of March and Arsenal actually stand a good chance on progressing into the quarter final stage of an European competition!
Sure, it is not the Champions League, but Arsenal’s surprisingly efficient performance at San Siro last week has given them a great chance to eliminate one of the favourites for the Europa League this year.
Assuming all goes well tonight for Arsenal, the Gunners will stand a real chance of progressing deep into the competition, and may even be some people’s favourites to win the competition.
Here are five reasons why Arsenal can win the Europa league this season!
ELIMINATING AC MILAN WILL BE A MASSIVE BOOST
It cannot be understated how important last week’s win at Milan was for the Gunners, as they entered the match on the back of four successive defeats.
Hardly anyone gave Arsenal a chance against a resurgent Milan side, as people were expecting Wenger’s men to get a hiding at the San Siro.
But Arsenal defied the odds, and scored two unanswered goals against the Italian side, to put one foot firmly in the quarter-finals.
If all goes well at the Emirates tonight, Arsenal would have eliminated one of their biggest rivals for the trophy, which can only be a massive shot in the arm for the Gunners.