AC Milan, the Italian giants who herald a worldwide reputation, were obvious opposition worth avoiding in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
The Rossoneri are a team boasting immense talent. With Swedish hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovich leading the front line, followed closely by Kevin-Prince Boateng in the midfield and Thiago Silva marshaling the back line, the Italians were always going to be viewed as outside perennial favourites for the competition.
Having now drawn English giants Arsenal, a team that knocked them out four years ago at the same stage, and one that too boasts a plethora of talent all over, it seems the stage it set for another classic European encounter.
This article aims to examine the five key battles that are likely to play out in the upcoming fixtures in February between Arsenal and AC Milan.