FIVE AC Milan players Arsenal should be wary of
The 35-year-old Dutchman has won the Champions League title an impressive four times with three different clubs throughout his amazing career, and although he may not be the quickest or most agile of Milan’s midfielders, his wealth of experience and eye for a pass are invaluable to the side. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will be looking to the ageing star to help guide some of the younger members of the team through the game and of course look to him to deliver those killer passes to their frontline. A legend in my book and although he may not be what he used to, we cannot allow him to dictate the pace of the game.
Undeniably, the Ghana international has risen to prominence since joining the Serie A side back in 2010, and the 24-year-old midfield enforcer seems to be getting growing as a player as the days roll by. Boateng has a high work-rate, which is accompanied by his strength on the ball and fierce competitiveness. Reminds me a bit of Gennaro Gattuso, but more agile and likes to get in goal scoring opportunities when possible. 4 goals in 12 Serie A appearances and 2 in 4 in the Champions League so far this season, not bad for a midfielder. A consistent performer for the Italian side and will most likely be fired up for this particular tie as he is a former Spud.
Many fans and pundits alike have labelled this guy as a lazy so and so, which perhaps is an accurate statement on the player, but when up for it and on form, Ibra is arguably one of the best forwards in world football. The 30-year-old isn’t the quickest of strikers, but the Swedish international possesses exceptional technique and skill on the ball and boasts a mass of creativity in his locker. Like Robin van Persie for Arsenal, Zlatan has simply been on fire for AC this season, netting 15 goals in 19 Serie A appearances and 4 in 4 in Europe. The former Barcelona forward doesn’t really perform well against the English sides, but in the current form he’s in we cannot afford to take him lightly. Must not be allowed a lot of time on the ball and must be kept quite, which is possible.
Milan boasts so many talented players that I haven’t even mentioned – Thiago Silva, Ignazio Abate, Alexander Merkel, Rodney Strasser, Gennaro Gattuso and so on – but I think the five that are on my list are perhaps the most deadliest to our chances of getting a positive result tomorrow night.
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