FIVE lessons we learnt from Arsenal’s defeat by Bayern Munich

The Gunners were beaten yet again 1-5 by the Bavarian giants Bayern Munich in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League tie at the Emirates to the dismay of the watching fans and English Football at large.

The host (Arsenal) came into the top match against Bayern on the eve of the 3-1 Liverpool defeat at Anfield at the weekend which prompted so many questions to the Arsenal side and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in particular as regards to the contract extension at the end of the season.

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Liverpool took on Arsenal in a frenetic game at Anfield as hostilities were certain in the game against Arsenal who were one point ahead of Liverpool going into the fixture. It was Liverpool’s day as the likes of Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho made sure that Arsenal were dealt a huge blow at Anfield on the occasion.

The game saw Arsenal start the game without their inspirational Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez as he was left out on the bench by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. He came on and made an instant impact in the game but Liverpool still had the final say as Georginio Wijnaldum ensured the three points at the death.

Five talking points from Arsenal’s defeat in Bayern Munich


The host Bayern Munich mauled Arsenal in front of the German supporters who were happy at the end of the game following the 5-1 demolition of the Visiting Arsenal side.

Bayern led by Philipp Lahm did not waste time in taking initiative in the match as they opened the scoring with just 8 minutes played.

The visitors (Arsenal) for much of the game were second best as the German host (Bayern Munich) dominated match proceedings in the entire game.

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The Gunners picked up the maximum three points courtesy of their talismanic forward Alexis Sanchez who scored two cheeky goals in the 34th minutes and in the 92nd minute of the match to confirm the win for the Gunners.
The host started well and spurned their chances as it looked to be heading for a goalless first half into the break before the Chile forward out of persistent and good positioning in the box gave Arsenal the lead in the most fortunate circumstances (ball to hand) in the game.

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The Blues were 3-1 winners over the visiting Arsenal side as goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas were all Chelsea needed to take all the three maximum points before Olivier Giroud pulled a goal back for the Gunners (consolation one for that matter) as he was set up by the impressive delivery of Nacho Monreal on the left side of attack.

Arsenal boss hails ‘killer’ hat-trick hero Alexis Sanchez

It is hardly surprising that Arsene Wenger was full of praise for the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, because despite the fact that Arsenal dominated the game for pretty much the whole 90 minutes away to West Ham yesterday, it was the killer instinct and finishing of Alexis that ensured the Gunners the points we deserved.

His manager spoke to the Arsenal website about the star striker who bagged a brilliant hat-trick in the space of 14 minutes just when thoughts were inevitably turning to the idea that we might be punished for the profligacy that his team mates had shown up to that point, even on the opening goal from Ozil as it was an unselfish piece of play from the Chilean that gave the German a tap in.

Arsenal bounce back to begin FA cup defence in style

Towards the end of the FA cup clash between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates stadium, the poor old Black Cats of Sam Allardyce looked like they did not know what day it was. The Gunners were in full flow and could have scored a hatful of goals as the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Joel Campbell, Bellerin, Giroud and all ran rings around the tiring visitors.

But it was not always so comfortable and the Arsenal players had to dig deep into the resources of energy and application after a slow start and a mistake gave Sunderland the lead about halfway through the first half. They had other chances as well, including a header that came crashing off the bar early in the second half.

Cech the TOP MAN for Arsenal v Newcastle

The most important thing about this latest Premier League game for Arsenal was the result and we managed to get the three points from Newcastle that kept us ahead of Leicester City and Manchester City in top spot, but it was not a vintage performance from the Gunners by any means.

We were not as bad as we had been in Southampton on Boxing Day but the whole side looked a bit tired and they struggled to get any fluency going, which is why the former Chelsea keeper Petr Cech was well worth his Man of the Match award and why Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his number one after the match.

Super Rambo steers Arsenal to Premier League summit

I had a feeling that the Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey would prove to be a key player for the Gunners at Aston Villa today and so it proved. Super Rambo is taking his chance to play in his preferred central midfield position with both hands and feet and if he keeps this up then Santi Cazorla may well find himself out on one of the flanks when he comes back from injury.

As well as being the driving force behind Arsenal’s victory at Aston Villa today, which took the Gunners to the top of the Premier League, Ramsey did me a big favour because I had just put him in my dream team and made him the captain, yay!