That was the best I have ever seen Arsenal play away from home in Europe. Ac Milan were made to look rather ordinary, not the mighty European champions that they are. It was a great team performance as well, true, some individuals were better than others, however everyone worked for each other and everyone showed immense discipline over the ninety minutes.
Milan started strongly with lots of early pressure, a few corners and a couple of near misses, Pato missing their best chance when he tamely pooped one into Almunia's hands. From around the twenty minute mark it was one way traffic, Milan couldn't get hold off the ball, and we tried to knock down their front door. Fabregas struck the bar, while Adebayor, Senderos and Eboue all had great chances to take the lead. Strangely as the game wore on, Milan didn't come back into it, Fabregas let fly from thirty yards and beat Kalac low down to his right, then Walcott skipped clear on the right to set up Adebayor for a well worked second. 2-0 to the Arsenal.
Tactically Wenger got it spot on tonight, we were defensively solid with Gallas and Sagna particularly good, while our pressing as a unit meant that Milan were forced into hopeful long balls time and time again. Our youthful energy and skill was too much for the Milanese veterans. Our central midfield trio of Hleb, Fabregas and Flamini were everywhere, using the ball sensibly and harrying the opposition. While Adebayor showed how to lead a line up front.
The referee's pathetic decisions do not deserve a mention this morning, it makes the win even more impressive as we had to overcome his incompetence as well as the opposition's efforts. Arsene will be proud this morning and rightly so, not many English sides can go away to the best sides and dominate in such a fashion. Magnificent.