Arsenal stormed into the quarter-finals of the Europa League last night by securing a 3-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium over AC Milan, winning 5-1 on aggregate after a 2-0 win at the San Siro last week.
The Gunners now continue their march on the European stage in a competition that has quickly become the main focus of their season, as Arsene Wenger’s side seek a return to the Champions League after another disappointing Premier League campaign.
Wenger’s men look likely to miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League once again, which caps off a poor domestic campaign for the Gunners as they also lost to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and suffered a premature FA Cup defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest.
Arsenal starred in last night’s performance but did suffer a major loss in the first half, as Laurent Koscielny hobbled off to be replaced by Calum Chambers.
Fortunately, Wenger has issued an update and the French defender’s set-back looks to only be temporary. Speaking to reporters after the game, the boss said:
“He got a kick on his back. We don’t think it’s bad but he cramped up and he couldn’t go on.”