After trailing AC Milan 4-0 from the Champions League first leg, the Gunners headed into the tie with little hopes. However, they were quickly back into the tie with three first-half goals and look set to make history by overturning a 4-0 first-leg deficit.
In the second chance, Van Persie missed a glorious chance to put a rampant Arsenal 4-0 up. From then on, Milan finally woke from their slumber and could have sealed the tie on several occasions. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Nocerino's squandered chances did not in the end prove costly as the Italians survived and are still on the quest to search for their 8th Champions League trophy.