Bayern 5-1 Arsenal

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The main shock for me is the reaction from the fans to this game.

So many Arsenal Fan’s losing their sh!t over the fact we got destroyed by a team who are far superior to ourselves at present.

I don’t want to continue to go over the same points but in this instance I feel I need to once again bring to light some key points.

  • Gibbs, Iwobi and Gabriel are Championship Level Footballers at present.
  • Ozil no longer has interest in being at the club.
  • We are no longer a top 4 team, we have to accept that our best hope is now Europa League Football.

The fact that we tend to play Bayern Munich literally once a season at the moment and the foundation to their destructiveness hasn’t really changed (Lahm – 33, Robben – 33, Lewendowski – 28, Ribery – 33 – I know he didn’t play last night) but we still don’t seem to know how to set up against them is embarrassing. But why should we expect anything to change? Our side is on the decline.

How Gibbs started after his performance at the weekend is beyond me? And up against Robben was a recipe for disaster from the start.

We were absolutely dominated from start to finish.

 

Passes – Bayern 784 – Arsenal 270

Shots – Bayern 24 – Arsenal 7

Touches – Bayern 970 – Arsenal 445

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The real question now is what we do in the second leg? We are 5-1 down on aggregate and have a 4 day break before our following fixture which is a must win against Liverpool?
Send out the reserves? But if we lose 7-0 at home to Bayern then Wenger would be lucky to leave the stadium alive? Win 2-1 and pick up two injuries and lose 4-0 to Liverpool then again Arsene would be lucky to leave the stadium alive.

 

I hope and pray that we don’t lose to Sutton as I genuinely feel like the Emirates will be burnt down if we do.

 

#PrayForArsene

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Someone please call 9-1-1

 

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So is 9-1-1 a legitimate and usable formation does anyone know? And I hope that the brake pads have been checked on the Bus we’re planning on parking this evening?

The bright side is that Barcelona were absolutely ran ragged last night by PSG last night so that will be the result everyone talks about for weeks to come.

Fair to say we are massively up against it, our Poor Winter form has shown it’s face once again and we’re going in to this game off the back of some unconvincing displays and with the form of our two superstars being questioned.

We have to go there tonight playing on the counter attack, the speed of our breaks will be everything and parking needs to be accurate for us to stand a chance of getting an away goal.

I presume we’ll set up something like the below.

 

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Bellerin – Mustafi – Kosc – Monreal

Elneney – Coq

Walcott – Sanchez – Ozil

 

We’ll need big displays from Walcott and Ozil this evening. We can’t afford to be carrying anybody and we need to shut Lewandowski out of the game. 15 Goals in 20 appearances is a fantastic return and with Ribery out and Robben becoming an ageing threat I think if we manage to shut Lewandowski out then we could stand a chance of taking a good result back to the Emirates.

Vidal and Kimmich will probably look to disrupt Ozil wherever possible but hopefully it doesn’t lead to him getting his head down and disappearing from the game.
All in all it will be an interesting game and I can imagine most of the starting XI having a break until the 04th March after this one. So no reason to not give 150%.