Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck is fouled and wins a penalty during the  Europa League round of 16 second-leg match against AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

Arsenal 3 AC Milan 1 (Arsenal win 5-1 on agg) Danny Welbeck thought about it. He had felt the slightest touch from the Milan left back, Ricardo Rodrí(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal’s  second goal in the Europa League round of 16 first  leg against AC Milan  at the San Siro stadium. Photograph:   Alberto Lingria/Reuters

AC Milan 0 Arsenal 2 After all the weeks of swimming against the tide, the games when their heads dipped, their bodies felt heavier, Arsenal grasped (...)

Jonathan Lunney cuts a dejected figure after Ireland’s 2-0 defeat to Italy. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Italy 2 Republic of Ireland 0The Republic of Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals now hang by a thread after they were undone by clini(...)