Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal can use the 3-0 victory over Milan in the Champions League as inspiration for the rest of the season, despite losing the tie 4-3 on aggregate, according to Reuters.
After losing 4-0 in the first leg in Milan, the Gunners rebounded on Tuesday evening to nearly overturn the score, with goals from Laurent Koscielny, Tomas Rosicky and a Robin van Persie penalty giving Arsenal a three-goal half-time advantage. But the task proved too difficult as the Italian side held on to progress to the next stage.
No side has recovered from four goals down in a European fixture since Real Madrid in 1985-86, when the Spanish side lost 5-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany, only to win the return leg 4-0 in Spain and reach the next stage of the UEFA Cup. From there Madrid defeat Swiss outfit Neuchtal Xamax, Italian giants Inter and, in the final, Germany’s FC Koln to win the trophy for the second time.
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