Milan look to complete Italian job

AC MILAN arrive at Emirates Stadium tonight looking to protect their huge first leg advantage and in justifiably confident mood following a convincing victory over Palermo at the weekend.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) hit a 13-minute hat-trick in a 4-0 win that moved the Italian champions three points clear at the top of Serie A.

Milan are without forward Alexandre Pato and veteran midfielder Clarence Seedorf, but former Liverpool star Alberto Aquilani is poised to make his return from injury.

Arsenal, meanwhile, may take encouragement from the fact that Milan hold the record for the biggest first-leg victory overturned in the Champions League, losing 4-0 at Deportivo La Coruna in the 2004 quarter-finals, having won 4-1 at home.