Arsene Wenger admitted he was at a loss to explain Arsenal’s embarrassing “collapse” as the Gunners sank to a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.
Arsenal went in at the break level at 1-1, but were routed in the second half to leave them needing a miracle to progress into the Champions League quarter-finals.
And Wenger, who’s own future is uncertain at the Emirates, was in no mood to offer excuses.
“It is difficult to explain,” he told BT Sport. “I felt we had two good chances to score just before half time. I felt we were unlucky for the second goal the referee gave a corner for us at first.
“Then we concede the second goal and then the most important was that we lost Koscielny. We collapsed.
“Overall I must say they are a better team than us, they played very well in the second half and we dropped our level. We were a bit unlucky we dropped our level and they were better than us.”
“I do not look for excuses. It is a shock of course to lose at that level. We made everything wrong, the fifth goal shows that.
“These kind of games you need to be focused for 90 minutes. I felt the third goal was a killer for our players after that we had no response.”