Written By James Prentice
Fan's of Arsenal and Chelsea will be hoping for a Michael Cainesque Italian Job if they
are to enter the heady heights of a Champions League quarter-final.
Arsenal, who topped their group, were drawn against 7-time European Champions AC Milan, in a
repeat fixture to that of the 2008 CL round of 16, where, after a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium
in the first leg, Arsenal travelled to the San Siro to silence the home crowd with a little help
from a 30-yard effort from Cesc Fabregas.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has dismissed Arsenal's chances of bagging major silverware this
season. Speaking to The Sun, the former Arsenal captain insisting that the gap between Arsenal and
their title rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea is too large. The Spaniard also
reaffirmed his reasons for quitting North London for the Camp Nou [.
Anyone partial to a football fairytale would have been holding their breath on every intricate
movement of the ball at the Emirates Stadium last night. Arsenal, part libertine poet, part
philosopher, played with all the verve and reason of old. Theo Walcott started to waltz through the
Milan defence, with clarity of thought that he has rarely shown in the past.