BBC pundit pokes fun at Arsenal after emphatic Bayern Munich defeat
By Matt Farr
BBC Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer has poked fun at Arsenal on Twitter following their emphatic 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.
Shearer took to his personal Twitter account after Wednesday’s game to suggest that English minnows Sutton United will fancy themselves to beat the Gunners when the two sides go head-to-head in the FA Cup on Monday.
If Sutton are watching this they will fancy their chances on Monday! ???? https://t.co/rhXR14xUIi
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) February 15, 2017
Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben got Bayern Munich off to a flyer with his sensational 25-yard opener just 11 minutes into the tie.
Alexis Sanchez responded for Arsenal at the half-hour mark, following up his own missed penalty to give the away side faint hope.
However, a second-half capitulation saw Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara (twice) and Thomas Muller all find the back of the net to send the home side into March’s second-leg in a comfortable position.
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Needing nothing short of a miracle at the Emirates Stadium next month, Arsene Wenger’s side now look certain to exit the competition at the hands of Bayern Munich for the third time in seven years.
It would also be the seventh successive season where they have failed to progress past the knockout stages of the competition.
With the north London club also 10 points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League title race, the FA Cup remains Arsenal’s only realistic chance of winning silverware this season, heaping further pressure on the Arsenal boss.
They must first though, get past National League South outfit Sutton United, who defeated Championship high-flyers Leeds in the previous round of the competition.