AC Milan Vs. Arsenal, 2012 Champions League: Game Underway

We're underway at the San Siro, where AC Milan host Arsenal in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie. The major surprise here is the absence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal's starting lineup - the Gunners are going to have to rely on the erratic Theo Walcott to exploit Milan's lack of wide play.

Anyway, the hosts kick us off in their traditional red and black stripes, going on the attack immediately after a series of lucky breaks gets the ball to Robinho on the right flank. Eventually, the play ends when Zlatan Ibrahimovic's attempted lob over the centre of the defence sees Clarence Seedorf caught offside. That was a pretty good offside trap, but the way the Swede was able to bring down the ball twenty yards from goal will have worried Wenger.

Tomas Rosicky responds with a long-range shot having cut in from the left flank. It doesn't worry Christian Abiatti overmuch, but, Walcott makes his presence felt when he cuts through the Milan defence and nearly plays in Ramsey. It's probably important to note that the groundskeepers appear to have turned the pitch around the touchline into some sort of heron habitat, so we might not see too much in the way of wing play today. Sneaky.

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