Arsenal Defender states his prediction for AC Milan v Arsenal

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Martin Keown has given his own verdict on Thursday’s clash against AC Milan at San Siro.

The former Arsenal star has warned Arsenal will need to match AC Milan’s spirit to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Arsenal only chance of qualifying for next seasons Champions League is to win this season Europa League.

Former Arsenal defender Keown believes the Gunners can progress past Milan if Wenger’s players show some more spirit.

“I watched Milan’s Coppa Italia tie where they beat Lazio on penalties after a 0-0 draw,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“While I did not see any real superstars in the Milan side, they were incredibly hardworking.

“Gennaro Gattuso was a dog of war as a player and has got Milan snarling. There seems to be more heart in the club and a passion in their play.

“This morning, I wrote that these were the qualities that Arsenal need to find.

“If Arsenal can match Milan’s spirit, they are more than good enough to beat them.”

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