Arsenal FC were humbled by Bundesliga giants FC Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, with Pep Guardiola’s side putting five past the Gunners to leave their chances of qualification to the knock-out rounds in tatters.
The injury and consequent absence of defender Laurent Koscielny was never going to be good news for Arsenal FC, and it did not take FC Bayern Munich long to capitalise on a glaring mistake made by the relatively untested centre-back pairing of Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista. Former Borussia Dortmund hitman Robert Lewandowski sneaked in behind the defensive duo, and was completely unmarked as he headed FC Bayern Munich into a 10th minute lead.
Things quickly went downhill for Arsenal FC following a brief moment of euphoria when they felt they had equalised through Mesut zil, shortly after Lewandowski’s goal. However, Pep Guardiola’s men were inexorable in their efforts to improve the scoreline. Thomas MA?ller made it two before the half-hour mark, while David Alaba scored a stunning long-range goal just before the stroke of half-time that killed any remote possibility of an Arsenal FC comeback.
Arjen Robben and MA?ller then added the gloss to an emphatic win in the second half, with the Bundesliga outfit confirming their credentials as favourites for the UEFA Champions League. Unsurprisingly, the Twitter world had a few things to say about the game. Here are some of the best tweets following the game, including a few words from God himself.
I hate #Arsenal . so much I’d rather see Germans win.
a God (@TheTweetOfGod) November 4, 2015
Arsenal are like that kid who gets all the simple questions wrong but knows the answer to the extra credit question that no one knows.
a Ved (@RunnerVed) November 4, 2015
a Pranav Bastawade (@BastawadePranav) November 4, 2015
Second-half underway here. Damage limitation for Arsenal – performing horribly and they can’t live with Bayern tonight.
a Greg Stobart (@gstobart) November 4, 2015
I refuse to even acknowledge that Arsenal goal.
a Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 4, 2015
Wenger admits in press conf Arsenal were “extremely poor defensively” & “not at the races”. He’s right – even taking opposition into account
a Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) November 4, 2015
Breaking news: Arsenal are shit
a Swearing Sports News (@SwearingSport) November 4, 2015
a Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 4, 2015
When you ask Arsenal fans if they were expecting to win https://t.co/bDvkMizm82
a Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) November 4, 2015
Arsenal fans looking for Ozil https://t.co/gKPdoTXfwC
a MK (@Fraudiesta) November 4, 2015
Trying to get my life together like https://t.co/0cBMFYPSyl
a Tavo aka Gooseya (@the1andonlytavo) November 5, 2015
a Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 4, 2015