Charlie Nicholas previews Arsenal v AC Milan in Europa League: Danny Welbeck the matchwinner?

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Image: Charlie Nicholas previews the midweek action

Charlie Nicholas looks ahead to the Europa League action as Arsenal take on AC Milan.

Thursday sees the Gunners travel to the San Siro in their Europa League last-16 first leg, after a recent run of four successive defeats in all competitions.

Here's what Charlie is predicting for the tie...

AC Milan v Arsenal (Thursday, 6pm)

I have to be honest, I didn't expect Arsenal to win at the weekend. I've never seen such pain in Arsene Wenger's face and what does he do with this squad? Laurent Koscielny was an absolute embarrassment, Shkodran Mustafi has been an embarrassment too since he joined.

during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at Amex Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Brighton, England.
Image: Charlie can see some respite for Arsene Wenger's men

AC Milan are bog standard and don't score many goals, sit seventh in Serie A with just 37 goals scored and 30 conceded, so they are far from the football machine of days gone by.

At least Arsenal have goals in them and this is the competition they're all in for, so I actually think there is value in them as outsiders to win on Thursday night.

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Charlie predicts: 1-2 and Welbeck to score first (50/1 with Sky Bet)

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