Fans Mock Bukayo Saka for Taking Awful Late Corner Kick in Arsenal’s Champions League Loss to Bayern

Fans Mock Bukayo Saka for Taking Awful Late Corner Kick in Arsenal’s Champions League Loss to Bayern

Joel Reyes
April 18, 2024 at 7:19 AM
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  • Arsenal lost to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League
  • Joshua Kimmich sent the English side packing with his 63rd-minute goal in the second leg
  • Fans criticized Bukayo Saka for a late corner that ended Arsenal's Champions League hopes

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Arsenal's quest for a first Champions League trophy must wait for another year.

The Gunners' bid to win the European Cup ended in disappointment on Wednesday as they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich.

Fans took to social media to mock Bukayo Saka, whose pathetic corner in the dying seconds effectively sealed Arsenal's fate.

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Bukayo Saka in action against Bayern Munich; The Arsenal star applauds the fans after their Champions League exit. Images: Alexander Hassenstein/ David Price.
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The Gunners had an opportunity to send the game into extra time, as the Premier League club was awarded a corner kick in the 95th minute, per The Guardian.

Saka disappoints with late corner kick

It was last-chance saloon time for Mikel Arteta's men, who needed to grab a goal to tie the aggregate score at 3-3.

Saka didn't hesitate to go to the right corner flag and hit the most important set piece of Arsenal's Champions League season.

Starboy's corner kick was disappointing, to say the least, with his set-piece failing to clear the first Bayern Munich defender located on the near post.

The referee blew the final whistle after the clearance was made, signalling the end of another heartbreaking Champions League season for Arsenal.

Fans mock Saka on social media

Elliot Guillett made fun of Saka in his post on X, putting a laughing emoji next to the Arsenal star's name after he explained what needed to happen in that play.

Yves hilariously asked, "What was that last corner kick by Saka?

Jay Sugheson wrote that the last corner kick from Saka is unforgivable and the bare minimum is for it to get past the first man.

Henry blames Martinelli and Tomiyasu

Sports Brief recently reported on the Arsenal stars who Thierry Henry blamed after their loss to Bayern.

He pointed the finger at Gunners duo Gabriel Martinelli and Tahekiro Tomiyasu.

According to the Frenchman, they were primarily responsible for Kimmich's goal in the second half.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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