Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has blamed their defeat in the hands of the Bundesliga Giants, Bayern Munich, on poor officiating.
The Manager was left unimpressed by the referee’s performance as his side was smashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich. Arsene Wenger registered his anger at a ‘scandalous’ refereeing performance after his club’s humiliating defeat in the Champions League.
For the seventh successive year, Arsenal crashed out of the UCL after the Bundesliga Champions repeated their 5-1 first-leg victory at the Emirates Stadium.
Theo Walcott put Arsenal ahead in the match before the game swung in Bayern’s favour when Koscielny was awarded a straight red card for a tackle on Lewandowski, opening the doors for the visitors who scored five goals within the final 35 minutes.
In his post-match press conference, Arsene Wenger stated that:
“We put Bayern under pressure and were unlucky because it was 100% per cent penalty against at 1-0 in the first half against Walcott.”
“In the second half, the referee killed the game. After that, it was very different, but the referee I think was very powerful for Bayern tonight.”
The humiliating defeat, the Gunners’ heaviest at the Emirates, added to the displeasure surrounding Wenger’s managerial state in Arsenal.