Wenger describes loss to Bayern as a “nightmare”

Arsenal’s 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Wednesday night has been described by manager Arsene Wenger as a result of a mental and organisational breakdown after the loss of captain Koscielny in the first half.

“It was a strange game because I feel in the first half we played quite well and we had two good chances just before half-time,” Wenger said in a press conference after the match.

“After we got a few blows. The first to lose Koscielny and after to conceded two goals in the 53rd and 56th minutes. Especially on the second goal we were really badly done because it was a corner for us and we had five players in the box and there are two balls on the pitch and they start the game and we conceded the goal.

“The real problems we faced came after the third goal because we lost our organisation and we looked mentally jaded. We looked vulnerable from that moment onwards and the last 25 minutes were a nightmare for us because we had no response.”

The return leg at the Emirates in London is basically a dead rubber as the Gunners look to have given themselves too much to do with Wenger admitting it would require a miracle to turn the tie around.

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