Arsenal 1 Bayern Munich 3: What lies ahead for the Gunners?
Arsenal 1 Bayern Munich 3, the score line of the Champions League encounter between Arsenal FC and Bayern Munich has further depleted the chances of the Gunners for making it to at least one of the title matches. The Emirates side has already been knocked out of the FA Cup after their loss to Blackburn Rovers.
The question which every Gunners’ fan is asking, after Wenger admitted that they were outclassed by the German club is, what lies ahead for Arsenal FC? The players at the Emirates stadium need to defeat the clinical Bayern with the score giving them a win on aggregated result to move in the quarters, which as Wenger stated is ‘to make the impossible possible’.
If that does not happen, then Arsenal FC has to wait for another year to play for a trophy and for all the Gunners’ fans this May, it will be eight consecutive years without a trophy. And with Bayern scoring in the 7th minute in the first leg, one would dare not raise hope for the second leg.
After Kroos gave the German side the lead, Thomas Mueller increased the lead to 2-0. Arsenal FC got their spirit up and Lucas Podolski responded with header to reduce some embarrassment for the Emirates side, but that was not the end as Mario Mandzukic hit the last nail in the coffin as he scored in the 77th minute.
Arsenal FC now go to the Allianz arena to face Bayern on March 13 to make a place in the quarters or bow out of the title race. Gunners’ fans and Wenger would be hoping for a miracle and the test of patience awaits both of them. Wenger lost it during the press conference and the fans booed the Gunners during their defeat to Bayern, so there is not much patience left.
With the current results and the combination of facts, there might be many questions, but the one which holds utmost importance is, Has Arsene Wenger run his course at the Emirates side?