Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Monaco on Tuesday but still crashed out of the European Champions League on away goals with a 3-3 aggregate result.?

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger


It has been the fifth straight season for the English Premier League side to miss the quarterfinals.
Ligue 1 runners-up Monaco clinched a 3-1 win on Feb. 25 in London with the Gunners having conceded the third goal completely unnecessarily.
In Tuesday’s second leg encounter, Arsenal started slow with the hosts looking more urgent.
Olivier Giroud, who headed a difficult chance wide at 14 minutes, ran onto a Danny Welbeck through ball on 36 minutes and his first shot was saved before the French international smashed the rebound into the top of the net.
In the 79th minute, midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored the second for Arsenal after Theo Walcott hit the post and a loose ball from the rival defenders found the youngster.
Giroud could have give the visitors a life line shortly after, but his header was incredibly clawed off the line.
With Arsenal players lumping the ball into the Monaco penalty box, a route having been well defended all game, the visitors failed to use the remaining 10 minutes and the five-minute stoppage constructively.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker admitted the better team over two legs went through.
“Monaco deserved it because they played much better in the first leg,” he said. “We played well today but it was a massive deficit, and it wasn’t enough tonight.”? Enditem




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