Welbeck Scores Twice As Arsenal Reach Europa League Last Eight

David Abakpa         Posted:    6 months ago
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Welbeck Scores Twice As Arsenal Reach Europa League Last Eight

England striker Danny Welbeck scores twice as Arsenal beat AC Milan to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Danny Welbeck scored twice on the day he was recalled to the England squad as Arsenal beat AC Milan to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg in the San Siro, the Gunners fell behind on the night when Hakan Calhanoglu produced a wonderful finish from 30 yards after being allowed to run unchallenged.

Arsenal quickly levelled, though, from a controversially awarded penalty – Welbeck going down under minimal contact from Ricardo Rodriguez before scoring from the spot.

And, after highly rated Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma allowed Granit Xhaka’s long-range attempt to squirm into the net, Welbeck sealed a third straight win with a close-range header.

Victory meant Arsenal reached a European quarter-final for the first time since 2010.

They will learn their last-eight opponents when the draw takes place on Friday from 12:00 GMT.

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