Arsenal v AC Milan key battles


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After Arsenal's mauling in Milan everyone has written off the north Londoner's chances of progression.

Arsene Wenger's team must start strongly at home and with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likely to come into the midfield they pose a different kind of threat than when Mikel Arteta is playing. Milan have said they know little about the England under-21 international, so expect to see the Arsenal teenager on the ball a lot.

No team has ever progressed in the Champions League after such a heavy first-leg defeat. If Arsenal score they must hope Milan grow nervous, wary of being embarressed.

Here are some key battles that could decide the outcome of this encounter.

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