Arsenal on verge of leaving Champions League after 5-1 Bayern Munich defeat

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Arsenal on verge of Champions League exit

ARSENAL must win their next two matches to be in with a shot of playing in the last 16 of the Champions League after a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

The result means that The Gunners have to beat Dinamo Zagreb at home and Olympiakos in Athens, however even two wins may not be enough for Arsene Wenger´s men to enter the knockouts.

Bayern put three past Petr Cech in the first half and were on outstanding form. Lewandowski scored first for Bayern and Arsenal believed they had equalised when Mesut Özil threaded a Nacho Monreal cross around Manuel Neuer. Özil however was booked for using his elbow and Arsenal were back at square one.

Müller scored a second goal with a deflected shot and Alaba found the net next for Bayern with a great shot from outside the area.

The benches for either side were in stark contrast as Arsenal were missing key players while Bayern brought on Robben in the second half who scored moments after his introduction. Arsenal played until the end and had the consolation of an Olivier Giroud volley to put themselves on the score sheet.

Bayern however would finish the night as they started and in the eighty ninth minute Muller scored the game´s final goal. Arsenal are now six points away from Bayern and Olympiakos in Group F of the Champions League. Their next game is the north London derby on Sunday against rivals Tottenham.

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