Arsenal Survive Milan Scare To Book UEL Last Eight Spot

Arsenal have booked their place in the last eight of the UEFA Europa League (UEL) after they defeated former European champions AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate in their round of 16 tie.

The Gunners were in the driving seat ahead of the 2nd leg having won the away leg 2-0 but they didn’t have things their own way following Hakan Calhanoglu’s 36th minute opener.

Much maligned England international striker Danny Welbeck won and scored a controversial penalty three minutes later before further goals from Granit Xhaka and Welbeck handed Arsenal a comprehensive 3-1 victory on the night and a 5-1 aggregate win.

In the pick of the other late UEL games, RB Salzburg sealed a quarterfinal berth with a goalless draw with favourites Borussia Dortmund having won the away leg 2-1.

Round of 16 Ties (Late Kickoff):

Lyon 2-3 CSKA Moscow (3-3 on aggregate CSKA Moscow win on away goals rule)

Arsenal 3-1 AC Milan (Arsenal win 5-2 on aggregate)

RB Salzburg 0-0 Borussia Dortmund (Salzburg win 2-1 on aggregate)