UEFA Europa League 2017/18: Arsenal 3-1 AC Milan, 5 Talking Points

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A truly fantastic goal but Arsenal responded within minutes with Danny Welbeck going down in the box and scoring from the spot.

The home side equalized before the break, with Danny Welbeck slotting home a controversial penalty.

GOAL! A.C. Milan players contest the penalty decision in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. I will never forget that. We played a very good side.

"Ricardo Rodriguez didn't touch him, but for the referee it was a penalty anyway".

Second-half substitute Nikola Kalinic almost scored for the away side with his first touch, but could only head into the arms of Ospina, as Arsenal took a 2-1 lead moments later.

"It's obvious that was the incident that changed the game". But we can't use that as a reference for the entire English football.

"It's always hard to finish the job, especially when you have a good away result because you don't know a little bit (what's going to happen) in between", Wenger said.

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Abysmal, no? Oddly, Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso didn't appear to be overly phased... It was truly a bad moment for English football. There is a great deal of fair play in England.

Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson certainly was but he was also left hung out to try by the extra official on the touchline, Stefan Johannesson, who was just a few yards away but still saw something that no amount of TV replays failed to show. "In the same way (goalkeeper Gianluigi) Donnarumma made a mistake, as you can, a referee can make a mistake as well".

Prior to victory at the San Siro, the Gunners had lost four successive games in all competitions.

"After that, Danny took the penalty in a convincing way, and I will watch it again and give my honest feeling about it".

"He looked genuine that it was a penalty but the Italian players were not happy with it and I can understand that".

"It's a definite dive", former Arsenal defender Martin Keown told BT Sport, while ex-Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas said: "Welbeck doesn't feel any contact apart from his own feet connecting with themselves and he goes over". We have to stay in it to the 90th minute.

Laurent Koscielny's 11th-minute departure with an apparent back injury increased the defensive anxiety for the hosts, with Calum Chambers filling the void at centre-back, but they were warming to their task in an attacking sense.

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