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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Bayern Munich Champions League defeat: I have no excuses

ARSENE WENGER refused to look for excuses as Arsenal’s Bayern Munich jinx came back to haunt them.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Bayern Munich defeat: I have no excuses...we did everything wrong
Thiago scored twice as  headed for a seventh season of  hell.
Mighty Bayern scored three times in ten second half minutes as Arsenal headed for a seventh knock-out blow at the last 16 stage, including three times by the Germans.
Gunners boss  had boasted they were more than capable of beating Bayern this time 
But after this shoddy display he said: “I do not look for excuses.
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Wenger dejected during the 5-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich
“It is a shock of course to lose at that level. We did everything wrong, the fifth goal shows that.
“These kind of games you need to be focused for 90 minutes. 
“I felt the third goal was a killer for our players after that we had no response."
Asked if it was the lowest point of his Arsenal career he added: “How I feel I don’t think is the most important but of course it is disappointing.
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Thomas Muller celebrates after scoring Bayern Munich's fifth goal against Arsenal
“It is difficult to explain. I felt we had two good chances to score just before half time. 
“I felt we were unlucky for the second goal the referee gave a corner for us at first. 
“Then we concede the second goal and then the most important was that we lost (Laurent) Koscielny. We collapsed. 
“Overall I must say they are a better team than us, they played very well in the second half and we dropped our level. 
“We were a bit unlucky we dropped our level and they were better than us.”
Arjen Robben punished the Gunners for backing off after 13 minutes and Alexis Sanchez was third time lucky with an equaliser after Lewandowski upended Laurent Koscielny .
Keeper Manuel Neuer saved Sanchez’s 30th minute spot-kick and he then mishit the rebound before sweeping home at the third attempt.
Lewandowski made it 2-1 on 55 minutes and Thiago struck twice in five minutes before sub Thomas Muller left the Gunners with Mission Impossible in three weeks time.

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