Full-time - 90'
4 - 0
UEFA Champions League
19:45 +00:00, February 15, 2012
Referee: Viktor Kassai
FULL TIME Milan 4-0 Arsenal
Pato is all by himself, breaks forward and hits his shot straight at Szczesny. Poor from the Brazilian.
Ramsey breaks down the left and crosses, but straight to Abbiati once more.
Urby Emanuelson takes on an ambitious effort from just outside the area. Well over.
Ramsey once more passes to no-one. A tough night for the young Welshman.
Ibrahimovic finds Pato in acres of space near the edge of the box. A terrible first-touch allows Djourou to cover across.
Scrappy stuff in midfield now. Milan are quite happy to see the game head that way.
Good cross from the left from Arsenal. But, Thiago Silva deals with the danger with ease.
Oxlade-Chamberlain attacks down the left. Ball is easily cleared after some trickery from the winger.
Pato counters but loses control of the ball.
Chance for Arsenal. Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses and Van Persie heads, saved by Abbiati. Corner cleared.
Pato replaces compatiot Robinho
Arsenal look as though they are going to attack Milan, but when the opportunity presents itself they head backwards. Rosicky then slices a shot well wide for a throw-in.
Appeals for a penalty as Van Persie throws himself to the ground. Nothing given.
Ambrosini booked for a lunge in midfield. Misses second-leg.
Bad to worse for Arsenal. The defensive failings of this side highlighted tonight.
GOAL Milan 4-0 Arsenal - Ibrahimovic scores from the spot! Hard and low to Szczesny's right.
PENALTY Johann Djourou wrestles Ibrahimovic to the ground after he is beaten with ease by the Swede.
Corner to Milan as Vermaelen allows a cross to come in from the right. Opportunity wasted.
Van Persie takes on a volley with his right-foot, but it is scuffed and dealt with by Abbiati.
Oxlade-Chamberlain attacks down the right hand-side, well defended by Milan. Goal-kick.
Arsenal are being unbelievably sloppy in possession. Arsene Wenger will not be impressed.
Milan really taking the heat out of the game. They seem very content with the 3-0 and don't want to concede an away goal.
Thiago Silva rises high to clear Van Persie's cross. Milan counter, before Song trips Ibrahimovic.
The corner comes to nothing as Ibrahimovic flicks the ball behind for a goal-kick.
Massimo Ambrosini replaces Kevin Prince Boateng
A hopeful long-ball earns Milan a corner after Robinho pressure on Sagna. What can they do?
Ramsey sprays a pass to nobody. Pretty representative of Arsenal's night that pass. Abbiati collects.
Some confusion as to who Arsenal's left-back is. Vermaelen moves across, with Song at centre-back.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Kieron Gibbs
Arsenal's best move of the night. Henry flicks Song's pass beautifully to Van Persie who hits a beautiful volley at goal. Abbiati saves well low to his left.
Van Persie swings in a corner from the right, but Ramsay heads well over.
Van Persie takes the free-kick, but the ball hits the wall and bounces through to Abbiati.
Mexes Booked for a shirt pull on Rosicky as Arsenal broke forward.
Robinho rounds Gibbs with ease and breaks into the box, but can't get a shot away.
Milan counter with numbers and it is unbelievably easy. But, Antonini hits a terrible shot with better options available.
Gibbs gets down the left now. Abate puts the ball behind for a corner.
Sagna gets forward for the first-time this evening, but crosses straight to Abbiati.
Looks like Boateng may have a great chance, then the Ghanaian fails to control the ball. Wasted.
Song tries to slide in Henry, but Mexes deals with the problem with ease.
Milan attack once more, but the ball is taken by Song. Boateng wants a free-kick, nothing given.
Milan have plenty of space on the attack. Luckily for Arsenal, Emanuelson's touch is terrible.
Oh dear. Arsenal desperately need an away goal here to have any hope.
GOAL Milan 3-0 Arsenal - Robinho adds a second!!! Zlatan lays the ball off to the Brazilian, Vermaelen slips and Robinho fires home from the edge of the area.
Ibrahimovic this time given far too much room on the left. Tries to pick out Boateng with a low cross, but Djourou scrambles the ball away.
Robinho runs at Sagna and Djourou who only just deal with the situation.
Van Persie immediately tries to play in Henry, but the pass is woeful.
Thierry Henry replaces Theo Walcott
SECOND HALF underway
HALF TIME Milan 2-0 Arsenal
Antonini Ibrahimovic plays a delightful through-ball to Antonini, but Szczesny does enough to deny the full-back. Harsh yellow.
Greedy! Ibrahimovic unleashes Boateng who has acres of space ahead of him. Could cut back for Robinho, but fires wide instead.
Two minutes added time...
Arsenal finally getting there foot on the ball again. But, struggling to make any inroads into the Milan defence.
Milan are absolutely dominating here. Arsenal need to get closer to the attacking players on the flanks.
Boateng crosses without pressure from the right and Sagna just does enough to deny Ibrahimovic a free header. Terrible from Arsenal.
Koscielny limping. This would be a huge blow for Arsenal if he could not continue. Seems ok for the moment.
Ibrahimovic given offside again. Arsenal really struggling to control the Milan attack.
GOAL Milan 2-0 Arsenal - Robinho heads home to doubele the lead!!! Ibrahimovic bursts down the left for Milan and picks out a completely unmarked Robinho who heads home at the near-post.
Some dodgy defending from Arsenal here, who look far from assured at the back in the face of Milan pressure.
Vermaelen gives the ball to Robinho, with Ibrahimovic free in the middle. The Brazilian delays and Koscielny rescues his defensive partner
Antonini cuts out a clever back-heel from Ramsay to Van Persie.
Ibrahimovic and Koscielny having a few words as the Swede feels he was caught in the face by the Arsenal defender. Nothing of note says the referee.
Nocerino fires a volley over the bar for Milan, as Antonini crosses from the left.
Tough times for Arsenal, Milan forcing them back a bit.
Koscielny gives the ball away to Robinho in a dangerous area, but Ibrahimovic is offside once more.
Looked for a second like Ibrahimovic might have a chance for Milan there, but offside correctly given.
Nothing doing for either side in midfield.
More Arsenal possession, but Milan looking dangerous on the counter-attack every time. Dangerous.
Corner to Arsenal as Mexes clears behind. Cleared by Boateng.
Koscielny climbs well to get his head on the Dutchman's cross, but the ball goes tamely into the arms of Abbiati.
Arsenal have a free-kick from 40 yards. Van Persie to take.
More danger for Arsenal. Ibrahimovic reaps havoc as he dispossesses Vermaelen heading towards goal, but a free-kick is given.
Now it's Arsenal attacking down the flank with Van Persie, but the ball runs for a Milan throw-in.
Nocerino is given time to strike from the right flank and powers the ball just over the bar.
Ibrahimovic attacks Arsenal down the left, but Song clears for a throw-in.
Milan are playing with a swagger since that goal, Arsenal must ride out this storm.
Van Persie attacks for Arsenal down the left-wing, tries to cut-back but outnumbered.
Ibrahimovic threads the ball through to Robinho, but Koscielny intercepts to deny the Brazilian.
GOAL Milan 1-0 Arsenal - Kevin Prince Boateng with a hammer-blow!!! Takes the ball down on his chest and smashes the ball home from the right side of the area. Unbelievable strike!
A sustained period of Milan pressure here, Arsenal need to get on the ball.
Oh! Should do better. Ibrahimovic lays the ball off to Emanuelson, but his shot is sliced wide from 15 yards.
Urby Emanuelson replaces countryman Seedorf.
Arsenal have good possession in midfield and probe down the Milan left. But, Mark Van Bommel is there to deal with the threat and win a free-kick
Seedorf back on the pitch now.
The corner from the right avoids everyone and Arsenal counter themselves with Kieron Gibbs. Dealt with by Milan.
Milan counter and Abate's cross takes an awkward deflection off Gibbs for a corner. Seedorf down injured.
Arsenal reestablishing possession. But, it comes to an end at the feet of Theo Walcott.
Another Milan corner. Robinho takes from the right. Headed clear by Song.
Ibrahimovic does well to bring the ball down and attack Koscielny, corner to Milan. Headed clear.
Seedorf hits the side-netting from the corner of the area. Warning for Arsenal.
Good Arsenal possession so far, Wenger will be pleased with the opening moments.
Rosicky cuts in from the left-flank and fires powerfully at goal, but it's well wide.
Robinho takes the ball to the corner and crosses to find Ibrahimovic, but the Swede is offside.
KICK OFF at the San Siro
Both teams ready for kick-off. Lets go...
The teams are coming out onto the pitch. Two Dutchman leading the signs out - Van Persie and Seedorf.
Interestingly Bakary Sagna is the only survivor from the starting line-up for Arsenal from that 2-0 win at the San Siro in 2008. Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott were on the bench.
Arsene Wenger has said the pitch is 'not good enough', amidst criticism of re-laid areas down the flanks.
Also looking good for Arsenal is the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has only scored in one of his 13 encounters with English opponents in the Champions League. The bad news, the game he did score was against Arsenal and he scored twice.
Arsenal have won on their only two visits to the San Siro, having beaten Milan 2-0 in 2008 and Inter Milan 5-1 in 2004
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Song, Rosicky, Walcott, Ramsey, Arteta, van Persie.
AC Milan: Abbiati, Abate, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Antonini, Seedorf, Van Bommel, Nocerino, Boateng, Ibrahimovic, Robinho.
For Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho will be looking to fire the attack, with Kevin Prince-Boateng also in the starting line-up after being passed fit.
Kieran Gibbs comes in at left-back for the visitors, with Alex Song, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta in central midfield and Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky out wide.
The team news is in, and Arsenal have left both Thierry Henry and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the bench.
Mikel Arteta on Arsenal Player: "Italian sides are very tough and very experienced. If you give them half chances, they take them. We know we cannot make any mistakes over the two legs so we really have to concentrate."
Milan defender Thiago Silva, meanwhile, said: "Arsenal are a great side and we have to watch everyone and not just Van Persie. We have to monitor all of their players because they are all quality."
Arsene Wenger has warned ahead of the game that Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a "great player" and that he delivers in the big games. He put Arsenal to the sword during his brief stint with Barca, so Wenger reason to be concerned.
The match could see Thierry Henry make last ever appearance for Arsenal, and Arsene Wenger is delighted with the loanee's impact.
Live commentary will appear here from 1945 GMT.
Mark Van Bommel
Stephan El Shaarawy
Robin Van Persie