Date: 8th March 2017 at 10:13am
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Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League after a second successive 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, leaving huge question marks surrounding the future of manager Arsene Wenger.

It is the seventh consecutive season that the Gunners have exited the Champions League at the last 16 stage, and their 10-2 aggregate loss is the heaviest suffered by an English side in Europe’s elite competition.

England forward Theo Walcott gave Wenger’s men a deserved half time lead, yet the whole complexion of the game changed eight minutes into the second period when Laurent Koscielny was given his marching orders.

And then the floodgates opened.

Robert Lewandowski netted the resulting penalty, and further goals from Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa, as well as a brace from the excellent Arturo Vidal, condemned the Gunners to their biggest home defeat in 19 years, and the second worst aggregate defeat in Champions League history, which Bayern also inflicted but on Sporting Lisbon back in 2009 (12-1).

Nonetheless, it was another embarrassing capitulation from the English side, and many Gunners fans took to social media after the game to blast their team’s display on the night, although some did praise the first half efforts…

Unsurprisingly, Wenger’s future as manager was once again hot topic on Twitter, with many suggesting that this was the last straw for the under pressure Frenchman…

Yet many believe that the players shouldn’t be free from criticism after another shocking capitulation in the second half…

And opposing fans took great pleasure in Arsenal’s seventh successive last 16 exit, as well as the manner of their defeat to the German champions over the two legs…

 
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