By Juliana Ajagunna
As Barca fans heave a sigh of relief from the 4-0 humiliation from the Paris Saint German
(PSG) side on Tuesday, soccer fans witnessed the downfall of English side Gunners’. The current
champions of Germany, Bayern Munchen humiliated the Gunners in a 5-1 victory with virtually no
hope of a come-back in the 2 nd half for the Emirates side.
On Wednesday, it was yet another terrific round of 16 stage of the champion’s league.
Arsenal received a ‘good flogging’ from Bayern Munchen when they were defeated 5-1. Arsenal
suffered the same feat last time both sides met in November 2015 with Bayern winning with 3-0 at the
end of the final whistle.
Fans hopes were alive at the end the first half which ended in a 1 all draw. The second half became a
tale of anguish for Arsenal which conceded three goals in a space of 20 minutes. The fifth and final
goal in the 2 nd half was scored at the nick of time in the 88 th minutes.
Arjen Robben scored the first goal in the 11 th minute for Bayern Munchen, with an equaliser
by Lewandoski for Arsenal. Alexis Sanchez missed his penalty but was able to control the rebound to
put the ball in the back of the net making it 2-1 against Arsenal. Robert Lewandoski scored the third
goal in the 53 rd minute; Thiago Alcantara humbled the English side with the fourth goal three minutes
later. The icing on the cake came for the German side in the 88 th minute when Thomas Muller scored
the fifth and final goal, making it a 5-1 win against Arsenal.
This would be the 7 th successive exit from the round of 16 stages of UEFA Champions
League because there seem to be no chance of Arsenal winning with at least a 4-0 difference in the 2 nd
Speaking with BET sports, Arsene Wenger, who has been the coach of Arsenal for 20 years
now, said, ‘…I felt we were unlucky for the second goal, the referee gave a corner for us at first. Then
we conceded the 2 nd goal and the most important was that we lost Koscienly. We collapsed. Overall I
must say they are a better team than us, they played very well in the 2 nd half and we dropped our level.
We were a bit unlucky, and they were better than us’.
Fans have been calling for the sack of Arsene Wenger as manager of the team.