Arsenal morning news: Robben says 'take your loss', Ozil injury and FA Cup semi details

Arsene Wenger Big Coat

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

As you might guess - most of the morning news from The Emirates revolves around the clubs elimination from the Champions League at the same hurdle, against the same opponents as last season.

They drew 1-1 in the Allianz Arena last night - and despite a rousing rally toward the end they could not find the vital goals - and exited 3-1 on aggregate against the reigning champions.

One player who was heavily criticised for his performance in the game was Mesut Ozil. He barely got to grips with the game before coming off at half-time.

However it later emerged that he had suffered a hamstring injury which was seriously affecting his performance.

Ozil went off for treatment with the Bayern Munich team doctor, and national team medic, Dr Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt at the final whistle.

He faces a scan today and according to Arsene Wenger “at least a few weeks” out with the problem.

After the game Arsene Wenger also criticised Arjen Robben for diving - again. Robben has now responded to those words, stating:

“I always say if you are a big manager then take your loss… if you win be happy, enjoy, but if you lose don't complain about silly things. It was two penalties but I don't want to defend myself. From a big manager you expect a little bit more.”

Meanwhile Bayern vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has spoken of his admiration for the way in which Arsenal set themselves up at the Allianz Arena last night.

He said:

"We tried to apply pressure and attack and Arsenal pulled everyone back and tried to close down the space. We looked to get at them down the flanks and our penetration was reasonably good, but we failed to score. For me personally it's great to play 90 minutes in the Champions League against a team as good as this."

Arsenal’s next hope at silverware looks set to be the FA Cup - where hope is high as they feature in the final four along with Hull City, Sheffield United and semi-final opponents Wigan Athletic.

But the reigning holders will prove a tough test after they shocked Manchester City for a second consecutive season in the competition.

Arsenal now know when that tie will be played. They will take on The Lactics on Saturday April 12th in a 5pm evening kick-off slot.

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch