Result: Bayern close in on qualification
Result: Bayern close in on qualification
Arsenal are on the brink of exiting the Champions League following a 3-1 loss in the first leg of their tie against Bayern Munich.
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Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben is fouled by Arsenal's Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during the UEFA Champions League Last 16, first leg football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at The Emirates Stadium in north London on Februa
Arjen Robben criticises Arsene Wenger after comments from 'typical loser'
Arjen Robben insists that he 'doesn't care' about Arsene Wenger's accusations of play-acting following their Champions League clash.
Mar 5, 10:00
Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery: 'Arsenal win was easy'
Franck Ribery says that Bayern Munich's Champions League win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium was "surprisingly easy".
Feb 21, 08:14
Franck Ribery celebrates scoring for Bayern
Franck Ribery wary of wounded Arsenal
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery insists that Arsenal still pose a threat in the Champions League, despite his side's 3-1 win on Tuesday.
Feb 21, 00:57
Javi Martinez celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates on November 24, 2012
Javi Martinez: 'Arsenal tie not over yet'
Javi Martinez insists that the tie against Arsenal is not over yet.
Feb 20, 15:27
Lukas Podolski on the ground after missing a chance for Arsenal on November 21, 2012
Arsenal's Podolski "very upset" by Bayern Munich defeat
Lukas Podolski admits that Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League has left him "very upset".
Feb 20, 14:47
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during his side's game against Arsenal on February 19, 2013
Manuel Neuer warns again complacency
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says that his side still have job to do in the second leg against Arsenal.
Feb 20, 12:52
Theo Walcott with the match ball at the end of the match after scoring a hat trick against Newcastle on December 29, 2012
Theo Walcott: 'Arsenal must not dwell on Bayern Munich blow'
Theo Walcott insists that Arsenal cannot "dwell" on their Champions League first-leg defeat to Bayern Munich.
Feb 20, 11:53
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stands dejected after the sending off of Laurent Koscielny against Man City on January 13, 2013
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal were nervous'
Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal's slow start cost them dearly during their 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Feb 20, 06:10
Bayern players celebrate after Toni Kroos gives them a 1-0 lead over Arsenal on February 19, 2013
Jamie Redknapp: Arsenal were "crippled with fear" in Bayern Munich defeat
Jamie Redknapp thinks that Arsenal were "crippled with fear" in their 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Feb 20, 04:24
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes during the match against Augsburg on December 8, 2012
Jupp Heynckes delighted with ruthless Bayern
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes praises their ruthlessness as they beat Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League clash.
Feb 20, 01:40
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013
Arsene Wenger: 'Qualification will be very difficult'
Arsene Wenger believes that Bayern Munich's third goal on Tuesday evening makes it "very difficult" for Arsenal to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Feb 19, 22:35
Lukas Podolski on the ground after missing a chance for Arsenal on November 21, 2012
Lukas Podolski: 'It will be difficult in Munich'
Lukas Podolski admits that Arsenal have a difficult task on their hands if they want to stay in the Champions League.
Feb 19, 22:32
Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben: 'Bayern Munich must improve'
Arjen Robben wants to see Bayern Munich improve for their second leg against Arsenal in the Champions League.
Feb 19, 22:30
Bayern's Thomas Muller scores the second against Arsenal on February 19, 2013
Olivier Giroud: "Nothing is lost yet"
Olivier Giroud says that Arsenal have a difficult task in turning around a 3-1 deficit to Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Feb 19, 22:15
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere following the 5-2 win over Reading on December 17, 2012
Jack Wilshere: 'Players should be blamed for defeat'
Jack Wilshere believes that the Arsenal squad need to take the blame for the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.
Feb 19, 22:11
The Match
Analysis
Sports Mole looks back over Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Match Report
Arsenal are on the brink of exiting the Champions League following a 3-1 loss in the first leg of their tie against Bayern Munich.
Live Commentary
Sports Mole brings you live text updates as Arsenal meet Bayern Munich in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
HT Report
Two crucial away goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller at the Emirates Stadium give Bayern Munich the advantage at half time against Arseanl.
Preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League tie between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.
Build-up
Arsenal's Santi Cazorla celebrates his hat-trick against Reading December 17, 2012
Arsenal's Santi Cazorla expects tough Bayern Munich tie
Santi Cazorla says that Arsenal have been dealt a "difficult" draw as they prepare to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight.
Feb 19, 11:41
Ashley Cole, Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey admits Arsenal lack belief
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey thinks that the Gunners should believe in their ability to beat Bayern Munich at the Emirates tonight.
Feb 19, 05:12
Mikel Arteta celebrates his second penalty against West Brom on December 8, 2012
Mikel Arteta targets fast start
Arsenal vice-captain Mikel Arteta admits that his side need to make a fast start to have any chance of beating Bayern Munich tonight.
Feb 19, 02:11
Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 'Jack Wilshere is one of the best'
Bastian Schweinsteiger claims that Jack Wilshere is one of the best midfielders in the world ahead of Bayern Munich's Champions League clash with Arsenal.
Feb 19, 01:16
Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny applauds at the end of their win over Spurs on November 18, 2012
Wojciech Szczesny: 'Victory in first leg could be crucial'
Wojciech Szczesny believes that Arsenal may need to record a win in the first leg of the Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich if they are to progress in the competition.
Feb 18, 20:12
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes during the match against Augsburg on December 8, 2012
Jupp Heynckes stands up for Arsene Wenger
Jupp Heynckes insists that Arsene Wenger is not deserving of the criticism that he is currently receiving.
Feb 18, 17:41
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Oliver Kahn: 'Bayern Munich will win'
Oliver Kahn is confident that Bayern Munich will beat Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Feb 18, 17:39
Bayern's Mario Gomez is congratulated by his team mates after scoring on December 8, 2012
Bayern Munich arrive in London
Bayern Munich arrive in London ahead of their last-16 Champions League clash against Arsenal on Tuesday.
Feb 18, 17:10
Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his second and his team's fifth goal against West Ham on January 23, 2013
Olivier Giroud to miss out against Bayern Munich?
Olivier Giroud is reportedly facing the axe from the Arsenal starting lineup for tomorrow's match against Bayern Munich.
Feb 18, 14:57
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer to wear four-fingered glove?
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is reportedly preparing to wear a four-fingered glove against Arsenal to protect a hand injury.
Feb 18, 13:33
Laurent Koscielny
Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny misses training
A calf injury forces Laurent Koscielny to miss Arsenal's training session ahead of their Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich.
Feb 18, 13:10
Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen: 'Arsenal need to bring back team spirit for Bayern match'
Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen calls on his teammates to regroup for tomorrow's Champions League bout against Bayern Munich at the Emirates.
Feb 18, 09:32
Bastian Schweinsteiger,
Bastian Schweinsteiger issues warning to Arsenal
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger warns Arsenal that his side are "hungry" for success against them in the Champions League.
Feb 18, 08:58
Arsene Wenger on the touchline during Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Swansea on January 6, 2013
Arsene Wenger: 'Bayern Munich are favourites'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger concedes that Bayern Munich are the favourites to progress in the Champions League clash between the two sides.
Feb 18, 06:59
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes during the match against Augsburg on December 8, 2012
Jupp Heynckes dismisses Arjen Robben rift rumours
Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes insists that he has no problem with Dutch winger Arjen Robben despite dropping him from the starting XI since the winter break.
Feb 18, 04:58
Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen asks fans for support
Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen asks Gunners fans to get behind his struggling side ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
Feb 18, 03:58
Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring Arsenal's first goal against Swansea on January 6, 2013
Lukas Podolski dreams of Wembley final
Lukas Podolski insists that Arsenal can dream of playing in the Champions League final at Wembley if they can shock Bayern Munich over two legs in the last 16.
Feb 18, 02:39
Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013
Jack Wilshere urges Arsenal to regroup
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere calls on his team to use Chelsea as an inspiration to keep their trophy dream alive against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Feb 17, 23:32
Philipp Lahm
Philipp Lahm eyes Emirates Stadium victory
Philipp Lahm reveals that Bayern Munich aims to beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Feb 17, 23:11
Daniel Van Buyten
Daniel van Buyten relishing Arsenal clash
Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten backs his side to show their class against Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Emirates.
Feb 17, 22:12
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal must respond against Bayern Munich'
Arsene Wenger calls on his Arsenal players to show character and respond to FA Cup defeat when they face Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Feb 17, 09:31
Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller is congratulated by his team mates after scoring the opener on December 8, 2012
Thomas Helmer: 'Arsenal easy test for Bayern Munich'
Thomas Helmer backs his former club Bayern Munich to win both home and away against Arsenal in their Champions League last-16 tie.
Feb 16, 17:29
Arjen Robben
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben wary of "dangerous" Arsenal
Arjen Robben admits that beating Arsenal over the two legs in the Champions League last 16 will be "tough" for Bayern Munich.
Feb 16, 14:45
Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben: 'Arsenal should not sell players'
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben claims that selling key players is preventing Arsenal from winning trophies.
Feb 16, 13:47
Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben 'desperate' to play against Arsenal
Arjen Robben says that he "desperately" wants to start against Arsenal after being left on the bench for Bayern Munich last night.
Feb 16, 09:41
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the touchline at Stamford Bridge on January 20, 2013
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal can win Champions League'
Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal can win the Champions League should they get past Bayern Munich to reach the quarter-finals.
Feb 15, 13:14



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