Cape Town - Arsenal
midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reminded his teammates how important it is
to get past AC Milan in their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday
The Gunners recorded an impressive 2-0 victory in Italy in the first
leg thanks to goals from Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, giving them a
clear advantage ahead of the decisive clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Ramsey believes the Europa League represents a great opportunity for
the north London club, as they can secure a spot in the Champions League
by winning the tournament, and has urged his teammates not to be
"This game is very important for our season," he said, according to the Evening Standard. "It is a massive opportunity for us.
"In those past experiences we have always tried. We have come up
against really top European teams. This will be a great opportunity for
us to do that.
"We needed that result in Milan. Obviously it has been a tough run of
games for us. We tried in every game but sometimes these things happen
where things are not working for you. It is important for us to stay
"We cannot take this one lightly at all. Hopefully we can build on
this and go from strength to strength until the end of the season."