The English Premier League club Arsenal have had a very poor season so far and they have a difficult task in the Europa League when they play against AC Milan on Thursday night. Both teams are targeting to win the competition as they are struggling to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Arsenal have had an awful start to 2018 and they are now sixth in the Premier League having lost their last four matches. This has left them in sixth place and getting into the Champions League qualification places looks almost impossible. Manager Arsene Wenger is under real pressure now, and could well leave at the end of this season.

Arsenal fans are frustrated with the club’s lack of progress and they are looking for the Frenchman to leave with many top managers from around Europe said to be interested in the role. Carlo Ancelotti, for example, has not had a job since leaving Bayern Munich.



If Arsenal can score a goal in Italy then this will clearly make winning the second leg next week an easier process. It is also important that the Gunners defend well.

AC Milan have been good in the last few weeks and manager Gennaro Gattuso has impressed with his coaching style since he took over. They have won six times in a row and are also into the Coppa Italia final at the end of the season. They had a weak season at the beginning though and will only reach the Champions League by winning the Europa League.

Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are two teams that are still in the Europa League so to win this competition will take a lot of quality. Indeed, the sports bookmaker has a great supply of season bets to predict this.

Tipbet has odds for this individual game as well and these can be seen by clicking here. Milan are the form side and this translates into odds of 2.10 to win the first meeting between them. It is 1.70 that both teams score and Arsene Wenger would be happy with that. The Gunners can be backed at 3.70 to win on Thursday night.