Champions League: Mikel Arteta Discloses How Arsenal Stars Reacted to Bayern Munich Defeat

Champions League: Mikel Arteta Discloses How Arsenal Stars Reacted to Bayern Munich Defeat

Fred Kennedy
April 18, 2024 at 4:20 AM
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  • Bayern Munich vs Arsenal UCL cracker ended in a 1-0 defeat for the Gunners
  • Joshua Kimmich scored the only goal of the second-leg tie in the 63rd minute
  • Arteta's side are now left with only the Premier League title to challenge for

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has opened the lid on how his players reacted to their quarter-final Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.

The Gunners were silenced 1-0 during the second leg of the tournament staged at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night to exit the European competition.

Mikel Arteta gives instructions during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg match between FC Bayern München and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
Mikel Arteta gives instructions during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg match between FC Bayern München and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
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Mikel Arteta's men went into the tie with the hope of seeing off the German side for a chance to reach the semis.

The last eight tie was pretty much wide open ahead of Arsenal's trip to Germany, having settled for a 2-2 draw in the reverse tie played at the Emirates Stadium last week.

However, the Premier League giants were unable to see off the Bavarians, falling to Joshua Kimmich's second-half solitary goal to get knocked out.

How Arsenal stars reacted to Bayern defeat

Arsenal's elimination from the Champions League means that they now have only the Premier League to challenge for despite a fine run of form and results across competitions.

Speaking after the match, Arteta opened up on the mood in the dressing room after his side's heartbreaking loss.

“Really gutted dressing room. We are disappointed. I cannot find the right words to leave them," Fabrizio Romano quoted Arteta saying.
“It’s the moment to stay next to the players and support because they are the ones that have taken us on this journey," the Spaniard added.

Arsenal will now be hoping to bounce back to winning ways against Wolves on Saturday for a chance to win the Premier League title.

The north Londoners currently sit second in the standings with 71 points, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal fans blame forward for UCL defeat

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on a section of Arsenal fans singling out one player for blame following their heartbreaking Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.

The Gunners' hopes of conquering the tournament this season after an impressive run of form were dashed on Wednesday night.

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