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But Robert Lewandowski restored the German side's lead after 53 minutes, heading in a cross from Philipp Lahm with Thiago Alcantara adding a third just three minutes later.

ARSENAL APPEAR TO be on their way out of the Champions League after a 5-1 hammering from Bayern Munich in Bavaria last night.

It was a surprise to many when the 27-year-old full back, who isn't a regular starter for the Gunners, was handed the armband by Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman was forced off with injury early in the second-half. Tellingly, a number of Wenger's former players were all left stunned by the abject nature of the performance at the Allianz Arena, with the likes of Martin Keown and Lee Dixon joining Ian Wright in questioning whether Wenger should continue.

"I am happy to play Bayern one more year", he said in January after signing a one-year extension.

There are still 90 minutes but we have a great advantage heading into the return leg at the Emirates.

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"We will nevertheless go to London with the same focus and preparation that we showed in this game".

"We, as Chileans are exhausted to watch one of our biggest stars play on his own to make his team get through", a description of the event said on Facebook.

"I doubt he will sleep very much between now and a disgusting (FA Cup) game on an artificial pitch at Sutton on Monday night", said Wilson.

"How I feel I don't think is the most important but of course it is disappointing", he said although pundits thought otherwise.

"However, on any given bad day, you can experience what Barca went through [in Paris]". Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Champions League was Andrea Pirlo for AC Milan in 2009.

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In another Round of 16 match-up, cup holders Real Madrid will square off against Italian Napoli, the match in Madrid Santiago Bernabéu stadium will start at 20:45 local time (1945 GMT).

Bayern dominated possession from the outset, Arturo Vidal testing David Ospina for the first time with a strike from outside the area in the ninth minute. Wenger has to be seriously considering his future now because it's embarrassing.

Wenger has been offered a new contract with his current deal set to expire this summer.

I can't think of any other current player who has even mentioned Wenger when discussing their future.

"There is no hurry".

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Bayern had a host of chances thereafter, first through Lewandowski, who struck the crossbar after rounding the 'keeper, then through Robben, who was blocked by Kieran Gibbs, illegally according to the Bayern players, who demanded a penalty.