AC Milan will be without Ignazio Abate and Mateo Musacchio for the match Arsenal at the San Siro on Thursday night.

Ahead of the game and speaking to the media, manager, Gennaro Gattuso, said, “We must be good not to suffer at their hands and then let them run when we have the ball, because they do not like racing. 

“Let us not be frightened by the full stadium, we must play with the great qualities, both technical and physical, that we have and can put them in trouble. If we continue to play with the mentality shown in the last games, we can do it.

“What will I say to my players before the race? 

“To live it with great joy and prepare well.

“There are players who dream of a game like this and never play them. It should not be thought that if you make a mistake, it is a tragedy, there is a partner who puts a piece of clothing.

“That’s the secret, I have to transfer to the players the feeling that I and my staff have prepared them perfectly.”

Milan will also be without long-term absentee, Andrea Conti.

AC Milan’s squad:

A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma – Bonucci, Calabria, Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Zapata – Biglia, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Locatelli, Kessie, Montolivo – Borini, Cutrone, Kalinic, André Silva, Suso.

Arsneal squad:

Arsenal, meanwhile, will be without Hector Bellerin who did not travel with the squad to Milan. He is sidelined with a reported knee injury.

Alexandre Lacazette and Nacho Monreal were also left in London.

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