Wenger has experience to beat Arsenal slump, believes Ancelotti

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 16:46 hrs

[South Africa], Feb. 16 (ANI): After humiliating Arsenal 5-1 in the first leg-tie of the Champions League Round of 16, Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti believes under-fire Arsene Wenger can lead his out of their slump.

Bayern Munich on Thursday came out with a stupendous performance as they thrashed Arsenal and effectively guaranteed themselves a place in the Champions League quarter-finals at Allianz Arena, Munich.

Wenger, who has been at Arsenal for almost 20 years, in now under pressure and would have to find few answers when they face an uphill battle for the last 16 against Bayern Munich, in their second-leg tie on March 7.

However, Ancelotti believes Wenger has the experience to pull the Gunners out of the mire.

"This is football, Arsene has the experience to manage this result and move forward - this is only one game," Sport24 quoted Ancelotti as saying.

Ancelotti's side extended their Champions League record to 16 home wins by flooring the Gunners with three goals in ten second-half minutes.

Arsenal, who have been eliminated in the first knockout round of the competition in each of the last six seasons, were never in the game as they not only conceded five goals but over 75 percent possession in Germany.

Arjen Robben (11'), Robert Lewandowski (53'), Thiago Alcantara (56' and 63') and Thomas Muller (88') scored the goals to leave the Gunners facing yet another last 16 exit.

The lone goal for Arsenal was scored by Alexis Sanchez in the 30th minute of the game. (ANI)



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