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As Arsenal capitulated in the second half at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening, the whole of Twitter lit up looking forward to Arsenal Fan TV. And, there is absolutely no doubt that Arsenal Fan TV delivered with a special video just a couple of hours after full time against Bayern. It was Troopz first up and the regular on Arsenal Fan TV absolutely laid into Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Troopz tears into Arsene Wenger Arsenal Fan TV host Robbie started by saying that Gooners are upset about how many negative videos there are on the channel right now. And,…

Arsene Wenger’s future was plunged into further doubt on Wednesday as Thiago Alcantara inspired Bayern Munich to a 5-1 rout of his hapless Arsenal team which left the Gunners facing a seventh straight Champions League last-16 exit. Bayern extended their Champions League record to 16 home wins by flooring the Gunners with three goals in ten second-half minutes. Bayern knocked Arsenal out at the same stage in 2005, 2013 and 2014 and were looking comfortably placed to make it four times after romping through Wednesday’s first leg. The Allianz Arena defeat raises the pressure on Wenger for the return leg…

Bayern intend to make home advantage tell against an Arsenal team who, having bowed out in the round of 16 for six seasons running, now need to break with recent history in order to survive. Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern coach You need character and luck to win the UEFA Champions League, but above all courage. We won’t focus on avoiding conceding, but we want to control possession as Arsenal have quick players and can counter well. Arsène Wenger is experienced, has a strong identity and his team play with great style. I have a lot of respect for him.…

Perhaps the tie of the round sees holders Madrid defend their enviable home record in the UEFA Champions League against Europe’s in-form team, Napoli. Zinédine Zidane, Madrid coach The first leg is at home and we want to take advantage, to damage our opponents’ hopes – but obviously they can do the same to us. We’re ready for it. Napoli play good football and Sarri is doing a great job as coach, evidenced by their results. It’s going to be a great game. Everyone wants to win the Champions League but it’s a long, hard road and we’re on it. That’s…

A dominant Paris Saint-Germain display saw Barcelona fall to a 4-0 thumping at the Parc des Princes on Valentine’s night. The French giants scored twice in each half to record the massive result in the first leg of their last-16 tie of the Champions League against the Catalans. Birthday boy Angel Di Maria struck twice – on 18 minutes and another in the second half. Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain humbled Barcelona during a dominant display at the Parc des Princes Di Maria gave the hosts the lead as his free-kick clipped off the wall before ending…

Benfica and Dortmund have suffered recent setbacks but remain wedded to their attacking styles, a prospect that could mean no shortage of excitement in Lisbon. Rui Vitória, Benfica coach Jonas is in the squad but he’s at his limit and will have difficulty trying to make the game. We will test him on Tuesday and see where we are. If he recovers, he’s in; if not, someone else plays. We’re up against a strong team, a tricky side that can count on that characteristic of impressive attacking power. Along with that, they change their system frequently yet they don’t drop…

Unai Emery has stressed Paris Saint-Germain do not feel inferior to any team ahead of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Barcelona . Unai Emery, Paris coach It should be a good, attractive tie. It’ll come down to who plays better at crucial moments, who gets their tactics right and who wins the duels on the pitch. We want to seize this chance because we’re playing against one of the best teams in Europe and the world. The squad is very motivated. We don’t feel inferior to anyone. We have very important players who are growing…

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Napoli. The Portuguese star skipped the session with his teammates on Monday, sparking fears he could miss the showdown against the Serie A side. However, he was present alongside the rest of the squad for training on Tuesday morning. Ronaldo completed 90 minutes for Madrid in their 3-1 La Liga win over Osasuna in Saturday, scoring his 14th La Liga goal in the process. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale was also being put through his paces as he battles back from an ankle injury. He will miss Wednesday…

Arsenal have been handed a tough draw against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions league. Arsene Wenger’s side have been paired with the Bundesliga champions Bayern despite emerging winners of  group A which also contained Paris Saint Germain (PSG).  Arsenal were doomed either way because PSG who finished behind the Gunners were paired with Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona. Other interesting will see the EPL champions Leicester up against Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen versus Athletico Madrid, Man City locking horns with Monaco, Real Madrid tussling with Monaco, Benfica battling Dortmund and Porto engaging Juventus. Bayern Munich v…

Arsenal pipped Paris Saint-Germain to top spot in Group A after thrashing Basel 4-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday evening Needing to better the result of the PSG, who were playing Ludogorets at the Parc des Princes, to have any chance of qualifying as group winners, the Gunners were helped on their way at St Jakob-Park by a Lucas Perez hat-trick. Alex Iwobi added a fourth in the 54th minute before former Newcastle striker Seydou Doumbia grabbed a late consolation for the hosts, and there was no further late drama as Arsenal held on to remain unbeaten in the…

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