Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Arsenal's meltdown in Munich

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's Champions League adventure is effectively over.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's Champions League fate may have been sealed the very moment they drew Bayern Munich, but they at least hoped to make a fight of it over two legs.

After 45 minutes it was going to plan in Munich, having gone in level at 1-1 with Alexis Sanchez scoring a crucial away goal to cancel out Arjen Robben's opener.

Then Laurent Koscielny went off injured early in the second half, and Arsenal imploded.

The Gunners conceded two goals in seven minutes and went on to lose 5-1, their second defeat by the same scoreline at the stadium in as many seasons.

Pundit and former Spurs striker Gary Lineker attacked Arsenal's performance, commenting on Twitter that they were a 'shambles'. 

It would take an absolute miracle for Arsenal to progress, they would need a 4-0 win at The Emirates to avoid being eliminated once again in the last 16.

It may seem harsh on a side which won their group and drew second placed Bayern, but these are the cards Arsenal have been dealt, and once again they imploded on the big stage, and manager Arsene Wenger has more questions to answer about the team and his own future than ever before.

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks dejected after the gameArsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks dejected after the game

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