Arsenal morning news: Wenger criticises Robben; Szczesny is Mr 100

Arjen Robben

All the news and gossip from The Emirates Stadium this morning.

Plenty of reaction this morning to the Arsenal loss against Bayern Munich last night - with of course Arsene Wenger having his say.

Arsenal lost after going down to ten men when Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for a foul on Arjen Robben. It was then goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller that left Arsenal with a mountain to climb in the Allianz Arena for a second season in a row.

Arsene Wenger did not believe that Szczesny should have been sent off - stating that Arjen Robben made the most of the contact between the two:

“I think our keeper went genuinely for the ball, he touched Robben, who made certainly more of it, and I told him. Unfortunately it changed the game completely and didn't just change the game but killed the game.”

Arsenal missed an early penalty in the game - with Mesut Ozil the culprit. He earned the penalty with a clever turn in the box - but his effort was saved by childhood friend Manuel Neuer.

It was a tame effort, but Wenger refused to criticise his record signing:

“He missed a penalty… with his style of play… what can I say? They missed one as well. The regret I have is that we missed our penalty. We needed that tonight because you could see that Bayern was on the ropes at the start of the game. We had three good chances in the first 15 minutes, we started the game well. I feel too make them more insecure we needed to score that penalty. But he missed it.”

Wojciech Szczesny could also find himself in trouble after he was caught on camera doing something he probably shouldn’t.

The Pole seemed to make an obscene gesture as he went down the tunnel which might land him in hot water.

His red card was the 100th in the Wenger reign.

 

image: © Lorenzo Blangiardi

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