Arsenal put up a spirited show against Bayern Munich to only be eliminated on away goals.
Everybody had written Arsenal off going into tonight's encounter - Including Bayern Munich.
The way the club fought back to win 2-0 shocked many an onlooker, and for some it had them beaming with pride.
One such viewer was Brazilian footballer Andre Santos, still an Arsenal player, and one who could have been playing this evening.
That thought had horrified Arsene Wenger who quickly loaned him to Gremio, replacing him with a cup-tied player, deeming that preferable.
From South America, after the game Santos tweeted his congratulations to the on-the-night win at the Allianz Arena.
Until it was pointed out to him by a number of users that neither Lukas Podolski, injured, or Thomas Vermaelen, dropped, played in the match.
Accused of not even watching the match, he was forced into backtracking.
I saw all the game and I know they did not play. However, they are the ones who are my friend.. I decided to refer to them.— André Santos!!! (@Andre_Santos27) March 13, 2013
Well defended. Perhaps his best since joining Arsenal.
The message had not been lost. Arsenal had done themselves proud and Santos, in turn, was glad to be associated with them.
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