Isaac Hayden reacts on Twitter to Arsenal's Champions League elimination

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Arsenal youngster says he is proud to be a Gunner.

There were no post-game selfies and dressing room photos as Arsenal exited the Champions League, despite an impressive away win.

Their away goals exit after drawing 3-3 with Monaco on aggregate was a case of nearly but not quite for the Gunners, who left themselves too much to do after a terrible first leg performance at The Emirates.

The players were quiet on social media after the game, clearly not in celebratory mood. 

One who did voice his thoughts was 19-year-old prospect Isaac Hayden, who was not part of the travelling squad, watching from home back in England.

His message via Twitter clearly showed he was inspired by the performance the team put in:

If Arsenal were going to exit, just like in previous years, going out in glorious failure rather than a crushing second leg loss may be better for them psychologically moving forward.

The Gunners have also exited in recent years despite a 3-0 second leg win over AC Milan and a 2-0 victory away to Bayern Munich, all inspiring, but not enough to get them over the hump into the quarter-finals.

Arsenal have at least kept up some momentum they have put together from their domestic form since the first leg loss, and having realistically been braced for an exit after their first leg loss, fans should be confident the exit will not have a destrimental impact on the remainder of their season, despite the clear disappointment.

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