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: “Petr Cech was a key figure”

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his team for their hard working display as the Gunners produced a fantastic back to the wall defensive performance to keep Bayern Munich at bay over the course of the 90 minutes, while grabbing a couple of goals against the run of play to nick the game 2-0 and keep their slim Champions League round of 16 qualification hopes alive.

Wenger shared after the game, “It was a game of top quality. We played with disciplined intensity. Both keepers made great saves. Petr Cech was a key figure. He was intelligent, everything is classy. There were two world class goalkeepers out there tonight.” Continue reading

Arsenal v Bayern Munich: Team Sheets

Teams:

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Monreal, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott

Subs: Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers, Macey

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Thiago, Alonso, Boateng Lahm, Bernat, Alaba, Vidal, Muller, Costa, Lewandowski.

Subs: Ulreich, Martinez, Rafinha, Kirchhoff, Coman, Kimmich, Gaudino

Arsenal faltering in chase of Bundesliga super striker

European Champions Bayern Munich feel that they can get Arsenal target and Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic to stay at the club beyond the end of this season. Doubts continue to persist over the 27-year old’s future at Bayern as manager Pep Guardiola is likely to be using Borussia Dortmund ace Robert Lewandowski from next season.

Bayern President Karl Heinz Rummenigge though denies claims that Bayern will offload Mandzukic despite his good goal-scoring returns this season. Speaking about the Croat’s future, the Bayern chief said, “Mario Mandzukic is under contract with our club.I am definitely aware that many clubs have started to show an interest in Mario’s services, but I believe he will be with our club way beyond the end of this season.” Continue reading

Arsenal given transfer boost as Bayern back off in Draxler pursuit

Arsenal have been given renewed hope in signing their long term high-profile target Julian Draxler as German giants Bayern Munich have seemingly withdrawn their interest in signing the 20-year old.

Bayern allegedly blocked Draxler’s move to Arsenal in January as the Gunners were closing in on the German international, but the Bavarians’ Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has gone on record saying that they will not pursue Draxler in the summer. Continue reading