08arsenal-superJumbo.jpg

Bayern Munich 5, Arsenal 1: Arsenal, Routed by Bayern Munich, Is Ousted From Champions League

Photo

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, left, of Arsenal after Bayern Munich’s first goal on Tuesday.

Credit
Hannah Mckay/Reuters

LONDON — Bayern Munich completed Arsenal’s Champions League humiliation on Tuesday by inflicting another 5-1 rout. It was Arsenal’s heaviest loss at Emirates Stadium and came after its captain, Laurent Koscielny, was sent off.

A night that began with protests against Manager Arsène Wenger ended with his team out of the competition in the round of 16 for the seventh consecutive season after the 10-2 aggregate loss.

Wenger deflected questions about his own future by reprimanding the referee for what Wenger called “unexplainable and scandalous” decisions.

“Bayern can be a good side, but tonight they can also say thank you to the decisions of the referee,” Wenger said. “It leaves me very angry, very frustrated.” The referee “killed the game,” he added.

There was no sympathy from Bayern, the five-time European champion, who joined in the derision with a post on Twitter: “What time is it? Yep, it’s ten to!”

Read Story

Translate »