Paul Kagame: Rwanda President Reacts to Arsenal's UEFA Champions League Exit Against Bayern Munich

Paul Kagame: Rwanda President Reacts to Arsenal's UEFA Champions League Exit Against Bayern Munich

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 18, 2024 at 7:10 AM
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  • Arsenal have been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League
  • The Gunners were beaten in Germany by old foes Bayern Munich
  • Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, is a huge fan of the club

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Rwanda President, Paul Kagame, has reiterated his support for English club Arsenal despite their quarter-final exit in the UEFA Champions League against Bayern Munich.

The Gunners suffered a 1-0 defeat in Germany, eventually losing the tie 3-2 on aggregate after Joshua Kimmich's second-half strike at the Allianz Arena.

Arsenal had travelled to Munich with hopes of eliminating the former German champions from the competition after a 2-2 draw in London last week.

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Rwanda President, Paul Kagame, has reacted to Arsenal's UEFA Champions League elimination against Bayern Munich. Photos: Kevin Dietsch/ Alex Grimm.
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However, the London outfit could not find a way past the solid defence of Bayern Munich.

"Even when they bow out they are still my Club- Arsenal. Congratulations- FC Bayern Munich," wrote Kagame on X, formerly Twitter, after the match.

Arsenal's exit from the competition means they have only the English Premier League to compete for after earlier suffering elimination from the FA Cup.

Meanwhile, they will face stiff competition from title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, especially after the former also exited the Champions League at the expense of Real Madrid, as reported by US News.

The Gunners are, however, assured of a place in the top three of the Premier League following their performances this season.

Arteta shares Arsenal players' reaction after exit

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta disclosed how gutted his players were following their UEFA Champions League elimination at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Kimmich's second-half strike was enough to send Bayern Munich through 3-2 on aggregate.

Arsenal were making a return to the elite European competition for the first time in seven years.

Arsenal interested in Joshua Zirkzee

Sports Brief also reported that Arsenal have shown interest in Joshua Zirkzee ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Gunners want to add the Bologna striker to their attacking department following struggles with goalscoring in the current campaign.

Meanwhile, Zirkzee has been in phenomenal form for the Italian outfit, scoring 10 goals and providing four assists in 30 Serie A games.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.