Is It Another Trophy-less Year for the Gunners?

Having been knocked out of the Capital One Cup, the FA Cup, and now it seems that it will Arsene Wenger’s side a piece of magic to revive hope for their supporters in the UEFA Champions League; where just today they got hammered 3-1 by Bayern Munich at the Emirates.

The London side have had not won a trophy for nearly eight years, and so it looks much clearer that the drought will extend due to this seasons poor performances. Critics will eye today’s game as a significant part of their loss as they look to crash out of the Champions League to the German Giants once more.

The game started off slowly for the hosts as Toni Kroos tucked one in neatly in the 7th minute. Just after it looked like Arsenal were settling into their rhythm  another one came by. This time from Thomas Muller. Just after the break though, they showed signs of desperation as they responded through a corner where Lukas Podolski put a free header past Neuer and his former club.

Celebrations didn’t last long however, a brilliant 1-2 overlap play by captain Lahm and Arjen Robben provided space for the visitors. The low cross was teasingly well put in and was eventually finished off by an awkward bounce as it hit Mario Mandzukic and Bacary Sagna in the 6-yard area.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - First Leg - Arsenal v Bayern Munich - Emirates Stadium

Now being way far back from leaders Manchester United in Premier League, any remaining hope for the Gunners is gone. If only they can put together a miraculous comeback in the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena.

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