It was double portion punishment for miserable Arsenal as they crumbled at their own fortress. The Gunners simply met superior firepower from Bayern Munich who overwhelmed them 5-1.
So, for the seventh year in a row, Arsenal failed to make it to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, crumbling miserably 10-2 on aggregate to ruthless efficiency of Bayern Munich.
The Emirate Stadium literarily became the hosts’ slaughter ground as the Germans replicated the first leg result of 5-1.
The pre-match statements by Arsene Wenger that his men would attack and attack came to nought as the Germans cruised into their sixth successive quarter finals in the Champions League.
Yet it was the London side that drew the first blood, raising hopes of possibly wiping off the heavy four goal deficit from the first leg. They led through a 20th minute goal by Theo Walcott.
The complexion of the game changed when Bayern got a penalty kick award that also led to the expulsion of defender, Laurent Koscielny.
At 1-1, the hope of survival just faded for Arsenal as the Germans virtually replicated what they did to Brazil on home soil at the semi finals of the last World Cup.
In quick succession, the goals started flowing, that in 12 minutes they scored three goals.