Champions League: Arsenal embarrassed 5-1 again by Bayern Munich

German football giants Bayern Munich humiliated Arsenal 5-1 to complete a 10-2 triumph in their Champions League knockout stage tie at the Emirates Stadium in London.

While few expected the Gunners to prevail after being routed 1-5 in the first leg in Munich, the disgust of the fans at the Emirates after the final whistle on Tuesday was palpable. This marks the seventh consecutive year, Arsenal has been knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16. Continue reading

Disappointing Arsenal routed again by Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich thrashed London giants Arsenal 5-1 after a dominant second half performance saw them score four goals in the fist leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

Arsenal were able to hold their own in the first half but Bayern turned on the style after the restart to extend their Champions League winning record to 16 consecutive victories on home soil. Continue reading

Wenger hopeful that Ozil rediscovers form against Bayern Munich

Arsenal’s football club’s record signing Mesut Ozil is not playing his A-game, as per chief coach Arsene Wenger as they prepare to face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League pre-quarterfinals on Wednesday.

“It’s time for him to score again. Maybe he will find confidence back as well, because he misses chances. He has chances and he misses the chances that don’t look not feasible for him,” Wenger was quoted as saying by ESPNFC on Sunday. Continue reading

Bayern superstar to miss Arsenal clash after suffering muscle injury

33 year old Bayern Munich French winger Franck Ribery looks set to miss the Champions League Round of 16 first leg clash with Arsenal in a couple of weeks’ time after suffering an injury in training this week.

Ribery, who has been in pretty good form so far this season, pulled his hamstring while chasing a ball down in training at Bayern’s training center at Sabener Strasse on Tuesday. Continue reading

Wenger confident of upsetting Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that his team will be able to progress beyond the last 16 stage of the Champions League this season. The former Premier League champions have been knocked out at this stage of Europe’s most prestigious club competition for the last six seasons.

Such a poor success rate might be enough to discourage most managers, but a philosophical Wenger is confident that Arsenal will be able to upstage former European champions Bayern Munich and advance to the quarter-finals this season. Continue reading

It’s back to Munich for Arsenal in the Champions League

Arsenal’s lack of luck in the Champions League draw continued this season with the Gunners landing Bayern Munich in the knock out stages.

Bayern have sent Arsenal crashing out of the competition three times in recent years, and also beat the Gunners to top spot in the Group stages last year, having been drawn together. Continue reading