On 4 March 2008, Arsenal became the first English team to beat AC Milan at the San Siro.
Arsenal had drawn the first leg of the Champions League tie 0-0 at the Emirates but considering no English team had managed to leave the San Siro victorious, the odds looked stacked against the Gunners in Italy.
However, after holding the Serie A giants to a 0-0 draw until the 84th minute, a 20-year-old Cesc Fabregas scored a 30-yard stunner to put Arsenal 1-0 ahead. The Spaniard’s emotional celebration in which he slide on his knees and embraced Arsene Wenger is probably etched into most Gooners’ minds forever.
Emmanuel Adebayor doubled the visitor’s lead in the 90+2nd minute.
It was a huge achievement and exactly what Arsenal needed after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United a few weeks before and League Cup by Spurs in January.
Arsenal would go on to get knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Liverpool (5-3 agg.) and finish third in the Premier League, just four points behind winners Manchester United.