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Why Arsene Wenger is in danger of turning from hero to villain

“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Fans of Christopher Nolan’s award winning Batman movie franchise will be familiar with the above quote, but it will be something that will resonate with many Arsenal supporters after a crushing defeat in Munich more or less signalled the end of their season. There is …

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Arsenal round-up: Wenger future latest; Koscielny set for scan; midfielder praised following Munich display

Arsene Wenger has been discussing his future during his press conference looking ahead to the FA Cup tie against Sutton United and he has admitted that he will not retire this summer. However, he refused to confirm whether that would be at Arsenal or elsewhere. The Frenchman’s contract expires in the summer and after the embarrassing defeat to Bayern Munich, …

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Just how disappointing was Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil’s display against Bayern Munich?

After mounting speculation surrounding Mesut Ozil’s position in Arsenal’s starting XI, the German had to show up against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Yet, during the Gunner’s biggest fixture of the season so far, Mesut Ozil failed to find second gear. The German played so poorly that he rated four out of ten on The Boot Room’s post-match player reviews. For …

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Analysing Thiago Alcántara’s man-of-the-match performance for Bayern against Arsenal

It was another difficult night in the Champions League for Arsenal, as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich returned to put pain to the Gunners’ European aspirations once more. From the moment the draw paired the two together again, for the fourth time in five seasons, Arsenal fans were under no illusions that it would be a tough assignment. After a promising …

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How did Alexis Sanchez’s perform for Arsenal against Bayern Munich?

Arsenal suffered another, predictable humbling at the hands of German giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Arsene Wenger’s side initially looked in a strong position after Alexis Sanchez canceled out Arjen Robben’s opener, meaning the scores were all level by the half-time break. But an inevitable collapse meant that Gunners fans were scratching their heads as Thiago (twice), Thomas Muller and …

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Three key moments as Arsenal were routed by Bayern Munich

With Arsenal falling at the quarter-finals for the last five successive years, it seemed like they were facing a mountain of a task as they headed to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich. Despite the odds being stacked against them – Bayern haven’t lost at home for almost three years in Europe – Arsenal approached the game with hope, …

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