Unfortunately, the Italian champions are ever so slightly better than Blackburn Rovers and the Gunners need a minor miracle to reach the last eight of the Champions League and keep alive their hopes of winning silverware this season.
Arsenal could have been on the end of a heavy defeat at Anfield on Saturday yet somehow managed to keep themselves in the game and somehow managed to edge the match 2-1, something that will keep confidence levels high for this European encounter.
The home side are a best price 6/5 (Paddy Power £100 free bets) to claim a victory which seems plausible considering that Milan might not be too ambitious with their play considering they have a four goal lead and certainly don’t want to leave gaps at the back with Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott around.
Van Persie is the one reason why there is the tiniest glimmer of hope for the home team and the Dutchman can be backed at 9/2 (Bet Victor free bets) to score the opening goal of the game, having found the net twice at Anfield to singlehandedly win the game yet again for Arsenal this season.
Even so, the north London side were completely outclassed at the San Siro three weeks ago, putting to bed the myth that English football is superior to Italian football at the moment, with the Rossoneri having also thrashed Palermo 4-0 at the weekend which means they have four wins and a draw from their last five games.
Milan can be backed at 12/5 (bet365) to win this match and they haven’t tasted defeat all too often this season, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in sparkling form for the Italian side and the Swede bagged a hat-trick against Palermo.
He was a thorn in the side of Arsenal in the first leg and can be backed at a surprisingly big 6/1 (Coral) to score the first goal of the game, with Kevin-Prince Boateng available at odds of 11/1 and it was the former Tottenham man who found the net first in the opening game.
Quite simply, this is a match where Arsenal need to go for the jugular and it might lead to plenty of goals, with a 3-2 win in favour of the home side at odds of 25/1. There is no point the Gunners sitting back and they will hope to derive inspiration from their last match at the Emirates which saw them beat Spurs 5-2.