Twitter backlash against Wenger after Bayern hammering

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Wenger stunned by Bayern rout
Wenger stunned by Bayern rout

Arsenal's famous 2-0 win against Bayern Munich just a fortnight ago was a distant memory as the German champions got sweet revenge with a 5-1 drubbing of the Gunners.

The Gunners came to Bavaria full of confidence and with history on their side having never lost at the Allianz Arena, but they were second-best throughout as Bayern showed that defeat at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago was the merest blip in their superb start to the season.

Robert Lewandowski put the hosts ahead early on as he sprung the rustiest of offside traps before a Thomas Muller brace as well as goals from David Alaba and substitute Arjen Robben did further damage - with Olivier Giroud scoring a scant consolation as Bayern ran out comfortable winners.

"You have to give credit to Bayern for their quality but we made things easy for them. We were extremely poor defensively," stated Wenger.

"There is still a chance to qualify. It's a small chance but there is still a real one."

Arsenal now need to win their last two games against Olympiacos and Dinamo Kiev in convincing fashion to have any chance of qualification, but their hopes are now hanging by the thinest of threads.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker tired to put a positive slant on his side's demise in his homeland as he told BT Sport:

The thrashing produced a predictable response from a vocal army of Arsenal watchers who were quick to lambaste Wenger's side, withe former midfielder Emmanuel Petit among their number.

Petit was not alone, with this collection of angry Gooners voicing their discontent long before the final whistle.

And on a day when Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was arrested over his alleged involvement in a sex-tape blackmail story, Arsenal fan Piers Morgan offered up this topical effort.