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5 reasons Arsenal lost to Bayern

By Nick Webster




Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen (L), Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (C) and Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (R) reacts at the final whistle after losing the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in north London on February 19, 2013
Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen (L), Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (C) and Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (R) reacts at the final whistle after losing the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in north London on February 19, 2013

On Tuesday night, Arsenal's season was effectively finished as a ruthless Bayern Munich tore into the Gunners, ending any hope of ending the barren trophy run. Following on the footsteps of their spectacular failure to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup, the position of Arsene Wenger has come under microscopic scrutiny.

The weaknesses are obvious, glaring and have incredibly been ignored by the Frenchman since the last trophy was lifted in 2005.

Wenger has without a shadow of doubt been Arsenal's greatest ever manager; he is now on the verge of also becoming the club's worst. Something has to give, and you can't sack all the players, so the manager has to go. Hopefully he can take some of his players with him though, as there are a number who are not fit to wear the Arsenal shirt.