Arsenal v Bayern Review – Another rout by the Germans

So the big game finally arrives as Arsenal attempt to do the impossible against Bayern Munich. We need to win 4-0 or 5-1 to have a chance after 90 minutes, and the size of the task is emphasised by the fact that Munich are unbeaten in their last 16 games, and not once all season have they lost by more than one goal.

But once the game kicked ooff Arsenal were matching the Germans well, and in the first 15 minutes Walcott came close with a lovely pass from the wing but his first touch let him down, and then Olivier Giroud got a head to an incoming ball which went just passed the post.

Arsenal kept plugging away and Theo Walcott flew behind the Bayern defence and fired a rocket into the roof of Manuel’ Neuer’s net to give Arsenal hope of an unlikely upset. That gave the Gunners a lift and they kept attacking a nervous looking Munich defence. Right on the half hour mark we were denied a clear cut penalty when Alonso clearly took out Theo Walcott as he was getting ready for another rocket.

Just 2 minutes later Theo was given another perfect pass but this time couldn’t slot it past Neuer.Seven minutes before half time, Bayern finally created a good chance when Robben dinked the ball into Lewandowski who made an unusual miss after scoring 5 goals in his last 3 games.

The last 5 minutes of the half suddenly picked up with end to end stuff. Walcott got a silly booking and Alaba lunged at Sanchez and could have broke his leg if he had connected with it.. In the last minute Alexis gave a rather tame free kick at Neuer, and although we are looking the better team so far, we will have to step up another gear in the second half and get an early goal…

Alas the second half couldn’t have started any worse as after just ten minutes Lewandowski got bundled over in Petr Cech’s box and not only does he convert the penalty but Koscielny gets a yellow, but suddenly the ref changes his mind and he gets sent off! That has effectively ended Arsenal’s hopes of going through, unless we can score 5 goals with ten men….

The only hope we can have is that we don’t fall apart and embarrass ourselves like we did in Munich, but just 10 minutes later Robben destroyed any iota of hope by taking advantage of some sloppy defending to get another nail in Arsenal’s coffin.

There is no doubt that Wenger will have a lot to say about the refereeing decisions tonight, and Wenger effectively throws in the towel by taking off Alexis and Giroud and putting on Perez and Ozil…

Douglas Costa also comes on for Munich in place of Robben, and very quickly has and impact as he nearly sets up Lewandowski for the third goal but the Pole only managed to hit Ospina’s post. Just a couple of minutes later Costa decides to go alone on the break and curls it past Ospina and we are in for another embarrassing last 16 exit.

Vidal very quickly makes it four after another howler, this time from Mustafi and now I’m losing interest, and suddenly half the seats at the Emirates are empty with more streaming out with ten minutes to go. A few minutes later Vidal again makes it five (and 10-2 on aggregate) and it looks like Arsene’s last Champions League game with Arsenal is going to be a painful memory. Even worse this is Arsenal’s biggest EVER defeat at the Emirates….

Arsenal have now lost 5 of their last 7 games, which is a very very sad reflection on Wenger’s management skills…



  1. luvdaguns says:

    10-2 aggregate, bye arsene

    1. muffdiver says:

      5-1 home , 5-1 away , most embarassing result in our history . please wenger i do not care what the teams does from here on out – please leave in the summer- PLEASE L-E-A-V-E


      1. muffdiver says:

        hes lost the dressing room

        its done now.

        so sad he couldnt let go after fa cup double

        so sad

        1. frank says:

          Yep, players don’t want to play for him, most of the fans want him out.

          How do the Wengernites continually defend him?

          1. muffdiver says:

            we have embarrassed english football tonight.

            our league


    2. Eddy Hoyte says:

      Zinedine Zidane has opened up why he headbutted Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup Final. Zidane
      …”He dragged my shirt,i ignored him,He called my mother a whore, i ignored him…He called my father a terrorist , i also ignored”. Then I Lost My Temper when he told me, ‘Go And Join Arsenal’.

      1. mr.brightside says:

        Funny Joke, but Arsenal were a decent team back then… Now We´re Liverpool2

    3. aluz says:

      And that is why I have to send this letter to Wenger and his squad:

      Dear traitors,
      With all due contempt, f**k you very much for the pain and misery you have caused us.
      Yours enduring but now pissed,

    4. aluz says:

      And that is why I write this letter to Wenger and his entire coaching staff and squad.
      Dear traitors,
      With all due contempt, f**k you very much for the pain you have caused us.
      Yours enduring but now pissed fan.

  2. RSH says:

    Back your bags Mr. Dinosaur

  3. arsenal_canada says:

    What was it like at the end of the game? Pretty hostile or what?

    1. muffdiver says:

      who gives a f***

      makes no difference

      1. arsenal_canada says:

        I do, I’m just curious lol.

  4. McGUNNER says:

    Mustafi has turned into a donkey over the passed few months

    1. RSH says:

      Happens to all players that are around us for too long. Sanchez the exception. Needs out before he declines too

      1. muffdiver says:

        i wish him well

        he will look back at his time at arsenal and cringe at the embarassment

      2. McGUNNER says:

        He needs time sign da dam thing

  5. k says:

    WENGER OUT !!!!!!

  6. RSH says:

    Wenger In. He is still our lord and savior guys. Don’t give up on him! Next year is our year! Goonersaurus for new board leader. It’s all their fault , none of Lord Wengers!

    1. RSH says:

      and we would’ve won this entire tie if it weren’t for that cheating ref! We were so superior and had Bayern scared!! #TeamDelusions

  7. planner says:

    Truely referees are protected like lions in the zoo. I am even disappointed with the commentators they were even supporting the penalty given.

  8. Remember Hafiz? says:

    this will go down as one of the darkest days in Arsena Wenger’s era and also Arsenal’s history

  9. rkw says:

    Please spare a thought for the wenger junkies .. Cold turkey is a difficult time and they need lots of soup and tlc … That said they ain’t getting it from me !!!…5 years of their clueless bs merits no sympathy or compassion …

  10. luvdaguns says:

    most embarrassing day of the wenger era, season over, announce a replacement now, so we have a chance to keep the few decent players we have…

    1. RSH says:

      8-2 to United
      6-0 to Mourinho’s Chelsea
      Any of the 5-1’s to Bayern
      6-3 to City
      am I missing any of Wenger’s highlight reels from the past decade? Help me fill the rest in guys.

      1. JAmerican says:

        I believe a certain drubbing was done at Anfield too under Brendan Rogers.

  11. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Where is that guy with the 2 scenarios?

    He was taught not to give up? Well I was taught not to be a moron!

    1. Jansen says:

      priceless 🙂

    2. Jansen says:

      He is writing a piece with a few scenarios on how we can still win the PL?

  12. Invincibles49 says:

    This is heartbreaking! In larger scheme of life, for me, sports is just a form or entertainment where it is normal to go through the roller-coaster of emotions without losing your head. But tonight i crossed that line. I actually cried and literally felt sick in the stomach. Things are really bad. Sanchez has made up his mind to leave, Ozil is having second thoughts, the manager’s future is uncertain, Lucas and Giroud are unhappy, we lost the title and will lose the top 4 battle, we just got humiliated while getting out 2-10 in UCL and fans have lost the unity and drive.

    Today i won’t get on the Wenger bashing train as it looks insignificant and marginal to the grand picture, that is Arsenal. I am just going to mourn. I will mourn the death of the soul of the a football club which made me fall in love with Football, even being born in a cricket crazy nation.

    1. Big Gun says:

      How do you think those fans feel that travel around the world to see each and every game? Those fans that sacrifice plenty to watch the team they love? And Gary f***** Neville calls them idiots for holding up banners? If this was his beloved Man United the fans would have made sure Wenger was sacked 6 years ago…

  13. Ramterta says:

    5 1 for three consecutive times.
    Quite a sad rolercaster for wenger’s career

  14. sandziso says:

    Well done Ox.

  15. luvdaguns says:

    sanchez caught laughing on the side lines,

  16. Big Gun says:

    Well the results speak for themselves. Now the fans must do their part and put pressure on the board and Wenger to resign. He’s done great things, but I feel it’s already too late for him to redeem himself in anyway. Best thing he can do is humble himself and WALK AWAY

  17. V.uren says:

    Come on lads , chins up … we will smash Lincoln !

  18. planner says:

    Stop blaming Wenger for today’s game. The players let us down they can’t keep going under pressure. The Referee was the worst I have seen.

    1. Big Gun says:

      Players have come and gone for years and years, yet we see the same rubbish every season, the same old predictable Arsenal. The only common denominator is the manager and that’s why he needs to go.

    2. Jansen says:

      you are so right planner, it’s not like Wenger build this team or selected the players. He inherited these useless players 😉

      1. muffdiver says:

        save it mate- some will never let go

    3. RSH says:

      First thing you do after losing a match is come onto Wenger??? Who knew!

  19. Wayne Barker says:

    This is not good, this is disgraceful . Arsenal football club has become a joke. We per friend worse than any other team would have done. Even Leicester would have given more fight. This is shameful. I am worried about the clubs future, why would players want to be associated with this crap. Genuinely worried now.can the season end today please.

  20. LagosGunner says:

    The sensible thing for any coach in the world to do after a CB is sent off is to replace with another CB and try to reduce damage

    But Wenger just like the Liverpool game, showed how stupid he was by allowing us to be weak in defence, and Bayern trashed Arsenal again.

    For God’s sake Wenger needs to go now, like really right now, leave us alone please.

    1. Luko Bratzi says:

      Damm right Gibbs on move Monreal in middle. Take Giroud off move Walcott up front Perez on right side. This is what you do to up the ante and give the fans some pride. But we are dealing with Wenger. Shame Welbeck sick. CB

  21. Jansen says:

    RIP Wenger

  22. antiwenger says:

    And yet some folks still want us to qualify for the UCL next season under Wenger.Shame

    1. muffdiver says:


      can u imagine

      im actually praying we dont make top 4

      dont need to see bayern or barca for at least 3 years

  23. Ramterta says:

    Dear wenger I know you are doing your best.seriously I really do.but you must leave tommorow

    1. Disturbance says:

      Dude there are still lots of people who believe he is the man for us… This is why those painful lessons need to be repeated again and again, until people open their eyes. The man is finished and he should leave…

      1. bran99 says:

        yes, plenty. can’t wait for Budd and NY_Gunner, and Vlad.. hehehe. they always blame everyone but Wenger

  24. davidnz says:

    I don’t think it would be wise to announce Arsene’s 3 year extension right now 🙂

  25. RSH says:

    Yet again we’re trending on twitter for all the wrong reasons. Iconic.

  26. chinaka1 says:

    The scoreline didn’t tell the full story.
    I saw determined mind and heart from our players tonight especially in the first half…they really deserved better than this.

    1. RSH says:

      round of applause for our players! They showed up for 45 minutes of a 180 minute tie!!!

  27. Ramterta says:

    Wenger ,you are by far the best manager i’ve ever seen.thats why you are leaving tommorow

  28. PJ says:

    I thought referees had to be neutral? The referee was clearly a Bayern fan and helped them win! We were playing well up unto that penalty.
    Nonetheless that was bloody humiliating and we just collapsed after we lost Kos! We suffered 5 goals at the Emirates for the first time ever and lost 10-2 on aggregate which is pathetic! Wenger has got to go asap or we will collapse even further and probably not even make top 4 let alone top 6! The old man has completely lost it and will never bring success to us while he remains here!

  29. mark says:

    If he leaves I will respect him more, but I fear he will dig his heels in and blame everything but himself.

  30. you can’t tell me that beyern coach is ten goal better than Wenger player have to take half of the blame they keep letting the manager down

  31. Jansen says:

    Every cloud has a silver lining… CL is over.

  32. nickw says:

    In the name of all that is holy please Mr wenger put us out of our misery and leave the club. You are killing it slowly and it’s painful to watch.

  33. Ronny331 says:

    Ironic that ox who I feel has been quite misunderstood and poorly treated under Wenger was the hardest working player tonight who seemed to be playing for pride, the fans and the badge. Good on him, (walcott bellerin and Monreal also in that crowd).
    Xhaka well don’t know where to start, DM player my ars*!

    1. vinie2000 says:

      Come one man, stop the hatred with Xhaka. the guy did OK today. there was an effort fro the team in the first half but again. i do think the tactics as usual were wrong. Lucas is 10000% more mobile than OG and he should have been up front with Alexis and theo after Welbeck got injury during the warm up. the second after the harsh red card was just damage limitation but still instead of going with 2 forwards and DM subs I should bring gabriel in CB and put LeCoq – xhaka – Ramsey in front and then Ox – theo in front and Alexis or Lucas up front not to be so open and at the end we paid the price. ANOTHER HUMILIATION this time at HOME. No more of this. we are BIGEST JOKE IN EUROPE RIGHT NOW>

  34. Ramterta says:

    I think wenger should skip the press conference.And take himself and the players straight to the police station because they have been molested

    1. Jansen says:

      @Ramterta – Funniest post I have read on here, can’t stop laughing 🙂

  35. Henryesk says:

    The problem with Arsenal and Arsene is that we keep signing incomplete players which doesn’t help because you can only field 11 players at a time.. e.g. Ozil + Ramsey = no. 10 | Xhaka + Coquelin = DM | Walcott + Iwobi = goal scoring winger Gibbs + Monreal = total left back.. we just have a lot of incomplete players hence why we can’t find the right starting 11 because you can’t fit all the qualities we need in 11 players and for me that falls on the manager. How many complete players do we have at our club? Not many.. heck even Cech and Ospina it’s just so frustrating we sell dead wood only to buy dead wood!

    But big up Ox on his performance tonight he’s really looking like a real talent in CM God knows why it’s taken so long for Wenger to see it *sigh*

  36. marty53 says:

    I know everybody wants Wenger to go and I do think it’s time for him to go but let’s be realistic here, he’s not going to go until the end of the season so all this clamour for him to just walk away now, well it’s just not going to happen.

    I do think the players have to take a lot of the blame for tonights result, completely jacked it in after the equaliser went in. Giroud had a great chance to make it 2-0 but missed. God knows what’s going to happen against Lincoln though.

    1. Jansen says:

      He said he would announce his plan for the future in March or April. I think he should do it now.

  37. Ronny331 says:

    Tell you what I bet Wilshire and Chambers are glad to be where they are at the moment.
    Bt sport, Hargreaves, ferdinand and wrighty very candid post match. Somebody persuade him to step down please for his own good, protect him and us!

  38. Vishrutgooner says:

    Can someone tell me the name of new manager???

  39. Disturbance says:

    Is there still anyone who believes Arsene should remain in this club? Anyone?!?!?!?!

  40. Ronny331 says:

    @vinnie2000. No hatred for xhaka going forward he’s good but not what we needed and his inflated price tag doesn’t help his cause. Both of which not his fault.

    1. vinie2000 says:

      Mustafi – Lucas and Xhaka were bought in the summer. troll them and judge the guys next season. we have many deadwood still in our team for many years and this is the reason we have not progressed. WHOSE FAULT IS? the scout system is crap they should be replaced by a new manager , deadwood out and injured prones too. total change in the medical team and training as we always have the excuse on injuries more than anyone else. buy the 3 WC players we need DM – ST and LB to have at least 5 in our team and lift the moral of the fans showing bit of ambition but more important NEW COACH with CALIBRE. who can motivate this team , WE NEED OUR BELOVED ARSENAL TO RISE AGAIN OR BECOME A POOL – SPUDS happy chappies. I’M HURT TO THE BONES..WE ARE HURT .no more PAIN. TIME FOR CHANGE.

  41. khangunners says:

    Guys i think we meed a miracle to finish in top four. Team morale is down. Wise move now is wenger to step down now and someone gets to lift the mood of the players till end of season we might just pick ourselves up. At this rate we are falling bad. And looking at out fixtures am really worried. Soton is a tough one,Leicester also very tough. Suits all those fans when we were crying last year wenger has to go ,this is what we all foresaw with Wenger having another year. Am so gutted my worst nightmares unfolding.

    1. khangunners says:

      Why i think Wenger should go now is that all games vs top teams(manu,city,everton,spuds,) am sure this games if i tell you can we win them you will be scratching ur head. We need 7 or more points from this games if we want top four .

      1. arsenalfan1 says:

        Why do you want a top 4 finish when it just means we get to disgrace ourselves in another competition?

  42. arsenal_canada says:

    Guess who blamed the ref again…. because that reflects 2-10 you stupid old goat.

  43. Ronny331 says:

    I kind of get your point about the 3 summer signings. I think perez had shown exciting glimpses of what he can do and his price tag seems good value. Mustafi had done well largegly and xhaka had a times.
    The latter 2 are both internationals who came with high price tags so I’d kind of expect them to hit the ground running or after a few months at least. Especially as there is no.language barrier for either of them.

  44. Vlad says:

    I read comments above, and can’t stop shaking my head in disgust. How some of you call yourselves Arsenal fans is beyond me. Pretty soon you’ll start blaming Wenger for global warming, and earthquakes.

  45. Vlad says:

    Sanchez was THE WORST player on the pitch tonight. It’s clear he made up his mind about leaving, but FFS act as a professional. The little sulking biyatch was caught on the bench again after he was substituted. What’s so funny? This is the club and the manager that gave you a chance. Made something out of you. Have some respect.

  46. Arsenal_Girl says:

    “it’s over Johnny, It’s over”

  47. hide_TR07 says:

    First half was only decent, actually the first decent performance in a few months. We chased the ball, won the ball and kept going forward. That’s the minimum task, though. I don’t understand why it had to take 5-1 defeat to play decent.

    I think the turning point was Giroud missed the sitter in 48th minutes. If we could have gone to 2-0 up, we would have had huge momentum, and maybe, could have avoided their attacking a few minutes later, which resulted in the exit of Koscielny.

    Walcott scored, but he should have scored another in the first half. He disapeared in the second half, which is very typical of him.

    That’s the quality he have. Far below European big clubs’ standard. Sad.

    Ox was my MOTM. At least, he looked angry, kept running 90 minutes and showed the fans it mattered.

    Disappointed that Lucaz didn’t start.

    Sorry for Ospina. He didn’t deserve this.

    And Wenger said, “We showed we can compete.” “What needs to change is the result in the next game.” He’s got to be out of mind. With aggregate score 2-10, how could you say we competed? And what we want to hear is HOW he is going to change the result, or if he thinks he could ever do it!

    I don’t think he can.

  48. Gigi2 says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve written any comment.

    It’s sad the the one thing that got me into writing is to say that all my respect for Wenger and heat he’s done for Arsenal are now gone…

    Please Arlene…just leave

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