After drawing Arsenal in the next round of the Europa League, AC Milan have wasted no time in winding up their English opposition.
Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli claims he feels sorry for Arsenal after the draw as, if they hadn’t drawn the Serie A giants, they could have made it far in the European competition.
“I’m sorry for Arsenal, who I’m sure would have liked to have continued in Europe,” he said, reports ESPN. “It would have been a nice final, but I’m happy. It’s best to face a big club like Arsenal now. We needed opponents like these.”
Of course, the 48-year-old is deliberately being patronising in order to troll Arsenal fans. He wasn’t being serious.
Even though Milan haven’t been beaten since December, they’ve had a stinker of a season so far and they’re still down in seventh in the Italian league.
Therefore, if Arsenal really turn up at the San Siro and again at the Emirates on 8 and 15 March, they have every chance of beating Milan.
Obviously, if you’ve watched Arsenal in action this season, you know it’s not that simple.
Joking or not, Mirabell’s arrogant comments have got fans fired up and hopefully they do the same for the team.
If I was Arsene Wenger, I’d be passing out pamphlets with them on at London Colney.
Last time Arsenal faced Milan in February 2012, Wenger’s men were thrashed 4-0 in Italy before attempting a comeback in north London. They managed to score three but couldn’t quite do enough and were knocked out.
Arsenal fans don’t want this to happen again.
Lol can’t believe people think Milan will be favorite. Arsenal at full strength are way better than Milan and we’ll definitely going through. Ostersund result was bad but face it no way Wenger will play that team as by that time we’ll have only league matches.They will be serious
— Kedar Sawant (@SawantKedar3) February 23, 2018
What’s he smokingV
— TheSheriff (@TheSherifff) February 23, 2018
They’re getting slapped
— Gooner_esque (@winfieldlloyd) February 23, 2018
— Eva McLaughlin 🇮🇪🇳🇱 (@EvaMcL3) February 23, 2018
Team talk done 😊
— John Murphy (@johnmurphy798) February 23, 2018
Scenes when this back fires.
— Mandèépサ (@Mxndy_wrx) February 23, 2018
That’s the team talk done then.
— McL (@sitzfleisch_9) February 23, 2018
Gunna be a battle between between two mediocre teams. Arsenal will bash their brains in tho.
— SuperJACK (@jondoeski) February 23, 2018
>7th in serie A
>0 trophies in 6 years
>manager is a halfling ogre
wow yes good 1 m8
— C32H39NO2 (@thebestine) February 23, 2018
Acting as if they’ve been relevant at all. A very disrespectful thing to say. Always respect your opponents in football especially when they’re at least as good as you if not better#ACMilan
— Mzakt7 (@mzakt7) February 23, 2018
The amount of retweets when Welbeck bags a brace at the San Siro
— VictoriaConcordiaConte (@VictoriaConte) February 23, 2018