Arsenal 1-3 Bayern Munich | Clueless and outclassed

Losing to an outstanding Bayern Munich side is not like being beaten by Blackburn or Bradford. The shame tonight is not that we are out of another competition, but that all too familiar deficiencies in our game were the cause once again and nothing is ever done about them.
The main culprit was our infamous slow start. I didn’t expect us to come out of the blocks flying because confidence was low (0-0 at the break would’ve been a job well done) but to be 2-0 down inside 21 minutes and effectively out of the tie was ridiculous.
The manner of the goals were also depressingly familiar. Vermaelen lost possession on the halfway line and his vacant left back spot was exploited by Muller who whipped a cross to the edge of the area. If ...

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