It might come to be seen as the night when a young Arsenal team came of age. The Gunners were nothing less than sensational in the San Siro on Tuesday night, causing untold problems for holders Milan before finally striking twice in the last ten minutes. The BBC report that manager Arsene Wenger is naturally delighted with how well his team played, while goalscoring hero Cesc Fabregas is promising even better things are around the corner.
Wenger said: “We dominated the game and didn’t make any mistakes and we were creative and not scared to go forward.
“We produced the match we wanted to. I am very proud. It is wonderful for a young team to knock out a team such as AC Milan. It is good for the future.”
“It is a dream come true to beat Milan at the San Siro 2-0,” said Fabregas.
“It is amazing. The guys beforehand just wanted to go out and enjoy themselves. However, this is just the beginning, it is one more step for the season.”
It was excellent to see Arsenal triumph with an entertaining brand of football against a team who are renowned for being rather dull and defensive. Surely the Gunners, along with Barcelona, will be the team that everyone wants to avoid in the quarter finals of the Champions League?