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Aaron Ramsey calls for Arsenal fans to return vs. AC Milan

Aaron Ramsey calls for Arsenal fans to return vs. AC Milan

There were thousands of empty seats in Arsenal's 3-0 Premier League win over Watford on Sunday despite the club selling 59,131 tickets, just short of their total capacity of 59,867 seats.

Gianluigi Donnarumma and Fabio Borini believe AC Milan can still get through to the quarterfinals of the Europa League when they head to Arsenal this Thursday, needing to overturn a 2-0 defeat from the first leg.

AC Milan travel to the Emirates for the return leg on Thursday and midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who scored last week, said: 'Hopefully we can build on this and go from strength to strength.

The pressure has continued to grow on the long-serving manager following another campaign of disappointment, as the Gunners are now relying on the Europa League to salvage some pride. Our objective is there in front of us, but we've got to take things game by game.

Not much of it of that applies in the case of United; certainly not the last bit and Manchester City set to rub their rivals' nose in it during the coming weeks, Mourinho is unlikely to be given anywhere as much time or as many chances as Wenger has received these past few seasons to deliver on expectations. "We've got the advantage of knowing we messed up the first leg and now we know what we've got to do".

Qualifying for next season's Champions League is essential to Wenger's hopes of extending his 22-year reign and, with their domestic form so patchy this year, winning the Europa League is their only realistic way of achieving that goal.




Arsenal are sixth in the league with 48 points and face an uphill task to qualify for next season's Champions League by finishing in the top four.

Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, has admitted he would love to manage the club "one day", but says it would be "out of order" to entertain the idea until Arsene Wenger leaves.

"We've just not seen that fire from Mkhitaryan".

And on Aubameyang, he added: "I've always enjoyed playing with him, it's something special".

"I can not say anything more because there is nothing to say about it and I do not want to offend Arsene, whom I adore and for whom I have a lot of respect".


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