Alan Shearer has admitted that Bayern Munich’s 5-1 defeat of Arsenal left him stunned.
The Gunners travelled to the German capital to take on Bayern in their opening leg of their Champions League knockout match-up, but have come home knowing they have a huge mountain to climb when they face them at the Emirates next month.
Shearer has revealed that he was very surprised in the way they allowed the German side to dominate them in the second half, especially after fighting their way back into the tie after a tough 20 minutes at the start of the match.
“Watching the first half of Bayern v Arsenal game you would never have seen that scoreline coming,” Shearer said.
“Arsenal had done well to get back into the game after being completely dominated in the first 20 mins but I was amazed at their capitulation in the second half after Koscielny went off injured.
“There was no leadership or organisation on display. Not one player was trying to motivate or galvanise the side.
“The only question that remained was how many Bayern were going to score. They went through Arsenal like a knife through butter. It was so easy.”
Our side capitulated and suffered three goals in only 11 minutes early in the second half, and many have claimed that this is the same old Arsenal, with this stage of the competition proving to be a curse for our side year on year.
We have also witnessed some serious attempts to overturn opening leg deficits, but surely this year that mountain is just too high. Saying that, Lincoln today showed that some big dreams do come true, and maybe, just maybe, we will be happily shocked early next month.
Can we take solace from the non-league side’s dream FA Cup run? Is a 4-0 win that unheard of?