Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal's chances of proceeding further in the Champions League are almost over, insisting his team has a better chance of breaking back into the Premier League's top four than turning round Bayern Munich's 3-1 first-leg lead.
The under-fire Gunners boss, the subject of calls from angry and frustrated fans to quit - watched helpless as Bayern hit three away goals with brutal ruthlessness, the Daily Mirror reports.
Wenger, whose side sits fifth in the Premier League, then said his team has two battles, adding maybe the easier battle will be to be back into the Champions League by getting in top four.
Wenger added his team has to give everything to try to change things in the second leg, adding Arsenal has to try to make the impossible possible.
The Frenchman added let us not hide the truth, as it will be extremely difficult against a team of that quality, adding Bayern didn't play two finals in the last three years without that quality.
Wenger added Gunners have to give their best and hope they have built our confidence up a bit more, because that belief will be needed.
Kamikaze defending from the Gunners gifted early goals to Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller within the first 20 minutes.
Lukasz Podolski netted 10 minutes after half time against his old club to give the Gunners a lifeline, but striker Mario Mandzukic hit a 77th-minute third to leave Arsenal needing a miracle to go through when the sides meet again on March 13. (ANI)