Posted by News Express | 13 March 2013 | 3,724 times
Arsenal are out of this year’s European Champions League but they and their legion of fans have every reason to hold their heads high. On a night when few people gave them any chance of escaping defeat in Munich, the Gunners showed incredible strength and upturned a two-goal deficit from the first leg at the Emirates. In the end, they won 2-0 but missed out from qualifying for the quarter-finals due to away goal rule, having lost 1-3 at home two weeks ago.
The visitors were businesslike from the blast of the whistle and were already a goal up within three minutes. A sideways pass from Cazorla had found Rosicky, who located Walcott on the overlap, who, in turn, lays a perfect pass for Giroud to boot home from close range.
A miracle appeared to be in the offing in the 85th minute when Koscielny headed home from the corner but the Germans held on despite last-minute fireworks from the Englishmen..
With Arsenal’s ouster, there’s no Premiership side in contention for the trophy currently held by Chelsea.
•Photo, courtesy Daily Telegraph, shows Arsenal’s Arteta, in blue jersey, getting the better of an opponent . . . this evening in Munich.
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