Feb 16, 2017
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Three things we learnt from Arsenal’s 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich

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Arsenal would have been hoping to be returning to North London with a respectable result and an away goal. They managed to get the latter, but they also conceded five goals and it is difficult to see any way in which the Gunners can progress. It was always going to be difficult for the English side to contain Bayern Munich this evening. They did okay in the first half, but they fell apart after the break and they now look to be heading out of the Champions League. Here are three things that we learned.

Arsene Wenger looks a broken man

He has long divided the Arsenal fanbase, but surely his time at the helm is coming to an end. There was always a risk that he could ruin his legacy if he remained at the club for too long and that now looks to be the case. The first half went well for the Frenchman, as they restricted the home side to few clear-cut chances and managed to score the crucial away goal. However, it quickly fell apart after the break and they now require a miracle to qualify. They have been repeatedly embarrassed in the Champions League under Wenger and the Frenchman looked to be a broken man when the final whistle went.

 

The long-serving Gunners boss has done excellent things for English football and he has laid the foundations for a successful period at the Emirates Stadium. However, he doesn’t look to have the hunger or the tactical ability to challenge for major trophies anymore. The moment Bayern Munich scored their second goal, there was only going to be one result and he looked powerless to change that. There have been Arsenal fans calling for his head for a long time now and it could be the right time for him to depart at the end of the season.

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Jake Jackman

Jake is a student based in the South East. He is a Newcastle fan and has a keen interest in Dutch football. Jake can be found on Twitter here - @jakejackmann.

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