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Picture Special: Arsenal v AC Milan

A frustrating night at the Emirates Stadium last night sets up a nail-biting return fixture in Italy in 12 days time, with Arsenal knowing that a vital away goal may be enough to take them through to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

The Gunners dominated much of the game last night, but they failed to find a breakthrough, meaning AC Milan were by far the happier side at full time, knowing that they'd escaped defeat by the skin of their teeth.

Arsenal created most of the chances, but with our players continually hitting the ball straight at Zeljko Kalac in the Rossoneri's goal, we never really got to find out if the big keeper had fully recovered from the dislocated finger that jeopardised his appearance.

Still, if the Gunners can find that clinical edge again - and if Tomas Rosicky and Robin van Persie can recover in time for the trip to San Siro, then our Champions League campaign could progress to the next round, as we showed last night that we are more than a match for the current European champions.

Here's a selection of Getty Images photos to remind you of the action. Click on the thumbnails to see the full-sized image.

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Posted by Gordon Masson on February 21, 2008 11:36 AM in Champions League| Match Report| News| Players
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Yes we bossed the Milanese but there's a time for quality football and there's a time for getting the ball in the back of the net. Last night we concentrated on the former and I think it would have paid off had Walcott come on 10 min earlier. AC Milan were solid in defence when it came to dealing with conventional crosses in (what else would you expect from Italians?) but were visibly uncomfortable with anything more inventive. Got the distinct feeling that it would have productive to drive down through the middle of their back line, en masse, but that simply never happened. What a wasted opportunity...

Posted by: Rai | February 21, 2008 12:48 PM

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