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)