Gunners face AC Milan test in Europa Last 16
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 24, 2018,
Feb 24, 2018, 16:21
Arsenal progressed to the last-16 with a 4-2 aggregate win, but were jeered by the Emirates Stadium crowd after a limp performance that drew a predictably hostile response from ITV pundit Keane.
But the Swedish club made it hard for Arsene Wenger's side, scoring twice in the space of 60 seconds with goals from Hosam Aiesh and Ken Sema.
The draw was held on Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
The England worldwide said after the loss: "We were nowhere near it, weren't good enough. We played well, won the game but it was just short of the miracle", Ostersunds coach Graham Potter told BT Sport.
"We can confirm that a Basque policeman died Thursday", said a press spokesman for Ertzaintza, the Basque police region. "We know we weren't good enough tonight and we'll accept that and move on".
Bilbao lost 2-1 to Spartak Moscow but still advanced 4-3, although their success was marred by violent clashes between fans before kick-off, which saw a police officer involved in attempts to restore order die after suffering a heart attack.
For a new generation of pundits, few clubs have proved as amenable to the "it was better back in my day" shtick than Arsenal.
"We are through and that is all that counts". We've a big game to come on Sunday too, so we can focus on that.
Calum Chambers' own goal and Ken Sema's powerful finish gave the Swedish side a shock 2-0 lead inside 23 minutes and they threatened to cancel out Arsenal's 3-0 lead on numerous occasions.
"We prepared properly, in a serious way, but you have external circumstances".
Former Chelsea centre-back Ivanovic wasted little time in wiping out Celtic's first-leg 1-0 lead, powering home a header in the eighth minute to mark his 34th birthday with his third goal in the competition this season.
However, since making his Premier League debut in the 2009/10 season the England internationals most productive ever campaign came in 2013/2014 when he played 25 times, scoring four goals and providing three assists.