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Player ratings as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey net but Mesut Ozil stars

AC Milan hadn't conceded for 584 minutes before Mkhitaryan scored and Ramsey made sure of the result before half time


Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey both netted as Arsenal took a commanding lead back to the Emirates.

The Gunners ended their four game losing streak in style as they put one-foot into the quarter-finals.

AC Milan hadn't conceded for 584 minutes before Mkhitaryan smashed past Gianluigi Donnarumma via helpful deflection.

Welshman Ramsey doubled the advantage on the stroke of half time as he cottoned onto a fantastic through ball from Mesut Ozil to round the keeper and tap in.

Here is how they rated...

Arsenal celebrate Henrikh Mkhitaryan's opener (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Mkhitaryan celebrates with his teammates (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Ozil was the man of the match (Image: AFP)

Arsenal

Ospina 7

Strong in the challenge. Lucky not to give away an early penalty on Cutrone. Off his line quickly to keep out Kalinic.

Chambers 7

Went missing early on when Bonaventura narrowly failed to reach a ball to the back post.

Koscielny 8

Has wiped away his tears to refocus superbly. Led by example.

Mustafi vies for the ball with Kalinic (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Mustafi 7

Always appears to have a mistake in him but not tonight.

Kolasinac 7

Appeared injured when he limped off but did well.

Xhaka 7

Actually tracked runners. One of his more switched-on nights.

Ramsey celebrates his goal (Image: AFP)

Cutrone and Koscielny battle for possession (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Ramsey 8

Superbly-taken goal to put Arsenal in the driving seat.

Wilshere 8

At it from the start. We know how much he cares. Showed it here.

Ramsey rounds Donnarumma to score (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Gattuso and Wenger embrace (Image: REUTERS)

Mkhitaryan 8

It may have been deflected but what a time to score your first goal for the club. Super strike.

Ozil 9

They say he goes missing when the going gets tough. Not today. Super assists for both goals.

Welbeck 6

Just can’t score for toffee. But worked hard and produced a fine ball from which Mkhitaryan should have scored.

The Gunners won for the first time in four games (Image: REUTERS)

SUBS :

Maitland Niles for Kolasinac (62) 7

Holding for Ozil (79) 7

Elneny for Chambers (85) 6

Milan

Milan are up against it for the second leg (Image: REUTERS)

Donnarumma 6, Calabria 5 (Borini 79, 5), Bonucci 6, Romagnoli 6, Rodriguez 5, Kessie 6, Biglia 6, Bonaventura 5 Suso 6, Cutrone 5 (Silva 68, 5), Calhanoglu 6 (Kalinic 62, 5).

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