But, although Milan are in a rut themselves, Arsenal's desperation for a morale-boosting victory was so strong that Wilshere believes they can use take the momentum from the San Siro to ensure Wenger silences the critics. "The difficulty in this job is to be capable to go periods where it very hard". "Nothing is permanent in life", said Wenger after the match.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger may not have always seen eye-to-eye over the years but the two still have tremendous respect for one another - as evidenced in Fergie's latest gesture for the Arsenal boss. "Your pride and desire to show quality has to come through in the game".
They will surely claim a place in the quarter-finals, while winning the competition would get the Gunners back into the Champions League after a year out of the competition.
"We weren't in a position to take risks, but we couldn't be too cautious as you lose fluidity". Worse still is that turnovers led to unsafe counter attacking situations and only didn't end up costing Arsenal due to some good defending and ineptitude from Milan.
Midfield: Aaron Ramsey was excellent against Milan and took his goal superbly well so we should see the Welsh worldwide keep his place in midfield on Sunday.
Arsenal had been widely criticised for their form heading into the match, and the manager was pleased with how his team completed their first victory in five matches.
"If you say something about what happened in the past, you are talking about different coaches - I prefer only to think about the future for Troy and all the players".
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Sophomore forward Robert Williams was a virtual non-factor on the offensive end in the first half, making zero of his two shots. Mustapha Heron is averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Bryce Brown is averaging 16.4 points and 1.8 assists.
Jack Wilshere says Arsenal have to use their win over AC Milan as a blueprint going forward as they bid to salvage their season. I want to win, win with style even, so it's very ambitious.
Aubameyang has yet to properly kick on in the Premier League - but Watford on Sunday could be the right moment for him to ease into the side, scoring a few goals, with Arsenal expected to dominate possession.
Watford, under the new manager Javi Garcia are slowly improving to a standard they are capable of - in the Premier League.
"We all know we are on the same boat".
Now that is what I call a proper assessment of the game, and one that we will never ever get from a manager like Wenger, who is too anxious about giving too much away to be honest after a defeat.
"Those who play football know that it's hard to play this type of game".