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THREE Worrying signs that Alexis WILL NOT be at Arsenal next season

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It has been an intriguing week following Arsenal's exit (well... nearly) from the Champions League after the 5-1 drubbing by Bayern Munich, and after the predictable chorus of WengerOut posts and articles there has also been a lot of speculation on the future of Alexis Sanchez, as he is well known to hate being on [.

Ton-up Walcott ends Sutton’s FA Cup dream

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London (AFP) – Theo Walcott scored his 100th Arsenal goal as Arsene Wenger’s side ended non-league minnows Sutton United’s FA Cup fairytale with a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup on Monday.

The England forward added to Lucas Perez’s opener as Arsenal returned to winning ways following their 5-1 drubbing by Bayern Munich last week and set up a home quarter-final with another non-league team, Lincoln City.

Wenger fearing Arsenal will flop again at Sutton?

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No matter how much blame you allocate to Arsene Wenger for the poor performances of Arsenal this season in big games like the home defeat by Watford, the limp display away to Chelsea and most obviously the complete battering at the hands of Bayern Munich, you must realise that the manager does not send the [.

Arsenal fans should be happy to get FA cup replay with Sutton

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After4 all that has happened with Arsenal Football Club already this season, especially in the last few weeks in which back to back defeats to Watford and Chelsea ended any realistic hopes of the Premier League title and the humiliating hammering away to Bayern Munich left us needing a miracle to stay in the Champions [.

Arsenal set for another battle with Bayern over striker transfer

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Arsenal fans will be sick and tired of the name Bayern Munich by now and it is likely to get worse for us when Carlo Ancelotti brings the German team to north London for the second leg of our Champions League knockout encounter in a couple of weeks. You might be hoping that we could [...]

Is it either Wenger or Alexis or both to leave Arsenal?

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There was no doubt that the Arsenal and Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez was frustrated for a lot of the Champions League defeat away to Bayern Munich in midweek and who can blame him? I do not really like it when any player loses his cool and calls out their teammates during a match but [.

Alan Shearer left shocked by Arsenal battering

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Alan Shearer has admitted that Bayern Munich's 5-1 defeat of Arsenal left him stunned. The Gunners travelled to the German capital to take on Bayern in their opening leg of their Champions League knockout match-up, but have come home knowing they have a huge mountain to climb when they face them at the Emirates next [.

Giant-killers Sutton seek scalp of wavering Wenger

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London (AFP) – A plastic pitch, a vulnerable heavyweight and minnows with giant-killing pedigree could conspire to produce one of the great FA Cup shocks when Arsenal visit non-league Sutton United on Monday.

Arsenal approach the fifth-round tie reeling from Wednesday’s 5-1 humiliation by Bayern Munich and with manager Arsene Wenger closer to the exit door than ever before.

Giant-killers Sutton seek scalp of wavering Wenger

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London (AFP) – A plastic pitch, a vulnerable heavyweight and minnows with giant-killing pedigree could conspire to produce one of the great FA Cup shocks when Arsenal visit non-league Sutton United on Monday.

Arsenal approach the fifth-round tie reeling from Wednesday’s 5-1 humiliation by Bayern Munich and with manager Arsene Wenger closer to the exit door than ever before.

Backing for Ozil from Arsenal’s FA cup opponents

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The Arsenal and Germany international star may have been getting a large amount of stick and criticism from the Arsenal fans and the football press of late, especially after his anonymous and ineffective showing in the Champions League defeat away to Bayern Munich this week, but that does not all of a sudden mean that [.

Arsenal to start with Alexis Sanchez at Sutton with Giroud in centre

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Even though the Arsenal and Chile international star was given some time off after the damaging midweek hammering away to Bayern Munich, which means that he did not train with the rest of the squad yesterday, this does not mean that Alexis Sanchez will not be involved in our FA cup clash with non-league hopefuls [.

Pioneering: Tactics Guru Dean Saunders Reckons Arsenal Should Have Used 5-2-4 Formation To Stifle Bayern Munich (Video)

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Dean Saunders appeared on Sky Sports News today to deconstruct Arsenal's 5-1 disembowelling at the hands of Bayern Munich in midweek.

Showing the kind of flair for tactics that has served him well throughout his managerial career, Saunders tore into Arsenal before proffering forth his own suggested tactical approach for keeping the German giants quiet.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Boyd, Hyndman and more

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Following a midweek slate loaded with continental competition, domestic action takes center stage over the weekend, headlined by the schedule in Germany.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face the toughest test in a clash with Bayern Munich, who destroyed Arsenal in midweek Champions League action.

Lahm backs Bayern’s struggling Mueller in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – After thrashing Arsenal in mid-week, leaders Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga business at Hertha Berlin on Saturday with captain Philipp Lahm backing Thomas Mueller to return to form.

Bayern head to the capital with a seven-point lead in Germany’s top flight and one foot in the Champions League’s quarter-finals after hammering Arsenal 5-1 in Wednesday’s last 16, first-leg.

Sutton ready to add to Wenger’s woes

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London (AFP) – The manager of Sutton United will have no qualms about doing all he can to add to the burden of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger when their teams meet in the last 16 of the FA Cup.

The tie of the fifth round, at least for those who still believe in the “romance of the Cup”, sees non-league Sutton at home to joint-record 12-times Arsenal on Monday.

Sutton ready to add to Wenger’s woes

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London (AFP) – The manager of Sutton United will have no qualms about doing all he can to add to the burden of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger when their teams meet in the last 16 of the FA Cup.

The tie of the fifth round, at least for those who still believe in the “romance of the Cup”, sees non-league Sutton at home to joint-record 12-times Arsenal on Monday.

Four things we learned: Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal

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After a promising first-half which saw Arsenal level with the German league...

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Is Arsenal defence really so reliant on Koscielny?

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I do not think that we can ignore the fact that Arsenal were under the cosh from the start of our Champions League match away to Bayern Munich last night. Arsene Wenger may talk about us having managed to control the rampant German champions for about 50 minutes but I do not buy that. We [...]

Some reasons to NOT be hard on Wenger and Arsenal

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It was hard not to be full of frustration and even rage as Arsenal were torn apart at the Allianz arena by the German champions Bayern Munich. Yet again the Gunners exit the Champions League at the first knockout stage, with the manner and size of our defeat hard to stomach. I am an Arsenal [...]

Photo: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez travels to Italy for holiday after Bayern Munich defeat

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Alexis Sanchez has been granted leave with the club's permission. Travelled to Italy with his best friend today for a short break....

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Arsenal player ratings from Bayern Munich loss – Alexis MOTM

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It was not exactly difficult tp pick the Arsenal Man of the Match from that horrific beating at the hands of Bayern Munich, as Alexis Sanchez showed great tenacity to follow up and score after his penalty was saved and for large parts of the game he seemed the only Gunner interested. The rest have [.

Arsenal Champions League nightmare ’embarrassing’ for Wenger

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London (AFP) – Former players were brutal in their criticism of manager Arsene Wenger following Arsenal’s latest Champions League humiliation.

And newspapers across Europe were no less scathing of Wednesday night’s “nightmare” 5-1 thrashing at Bayern Munich.

Just a few days after defending his former boss by saying it was “too soon” for Wenger to leave, Martin Keown, a centre-back in all three of Arsenal’s Premier League title triumphs under the Frenchman, pulled no punches this time, saying it had been a clash of “men against boys”.

Arsenal Champions League nightmare ’embarrassing’ for Wenger

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London (AFP) – Former players were brutal in their criticism of manager Arsene Wenger following Arsenal’s latest Champions League humiliation.

And newspapers across Europe were no less scathing of Wednesday night’s “nightmare” 5-1 thrashing at Bayern Munich.

Just a few days after defending his former boss by saying it was “too soon” for Wenger to leave, Martin Keown, a centre-back in all three of Arsenal’s Premier League title triumphs under the Frenchman, pulled no punches this time, saying it had been a clash of “men against boys”.

‘When You See Gibbs With The Armband, You Know You’re In Trouble’ – Roy Keane Sums Up Arsenal’s Champions League Shortcomings In Brilliantly Blunt Fashion

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In case you're wondering what all the screamingis about, Arsenal lost a football match last night. It was quite an important match and they lost fairlyheavily.

Some have taken Bayern Munich's 5-1 nobbling of the Gunners to be a sure signofthe impending apocalypse, some are viewingit as a harbinger of the Ozymandian demise of Arsene Wenger's empire and some, perhaps naively, are simply taking it as a thoroughly embarrassing football result.

Bayern Munich troll Arsenal after 5-1 victory

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Same again next year?

Pundits react to Arsenal's humiliating defeat vs Bayern, player ratings

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Bayern Munich have almost secured a passage to the next round after beating Arsenal 5-1 in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

It’s the same pattern recurring again – Arsenal collapsed just when they needed to toughen up. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Wenger, Arsenal hit the nadir succumbing to one of their worst ever defeats in European games.

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Hamburg next up in Bayern treble drive

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich central defender Mats Hummels says the club’s powerful position going into their Bundesliga home tie with Hamburg this weekend is a good measure of coach Carlo Ancelotti’s ambitions for the season.

After Robert Lewandowski last gasp equaliser saved their 2017 unbeaten record in Berlin last weekend, Bayern are five points clear at the top, and 5-1 up against Arsenal in the Champions League Last-16.

Hamburg next up in Bayern treble drive

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich central defender Mats Hummels says the club’s powerful position going into their Bundesliga home tie with Hamburg this weekend is a good measure of coach Carlo Ancelotti’s ambitions for the season.

After Robert Lewandowski last gasp equaliser saved their 2017 unbeaten record in Berlin last weekend, Bayern are five points clear at the top, and 5-1 up against Arsenal in the Champions League Last-16.

Ancelotti escapes middle finger punishment

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlos Ancelotti will not be punished for showing Hertha Berlin fans his middle finger but must make a donation to charity, the German Federation (DFB) said on Tuesday.

The Italian coach had made the explicit gesture after being spat at by Hertha fans during Bayern’s 1-1 draw in Berlin on Saturday.

Ancelotti escapes middle finger punishment

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlos Ancelotti will not be punished for showing Hertha Berlin fans his middle finger but must make a donation to charity, the German Federation (DFB) said on Tuesday.

The Italian coach had made the explicit gesture after being spat at by Hertha fans during Bayern’s 1-1 draw in Berlin on Saturday.

Ancelotti must explain explicit gesture

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has been asked to explain how he lost his calm and stuck a finger up at a group of Hertha Berlin fans at the weekend.

The German Football Federation have asked the usually affable Ancelotti to explain his behaviour in an exchange with Hertha fans whilst going down the tunnel after Bayern earned a late 1-1 draw in Berlin.

Leipzig down Gladbach to trim Bayern’s lead

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig cut Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga to five points on Sunday as Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner netted in a 2-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Leipzig brushed off consecutive defeats with an impressive display at Borussia Park to trim the lead of Bayern, who had needed a 96th-minute Robert Lewandowski goal to draw 1-1 at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Ancelotti shows Hertha fans the middle finger

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s Carlo Ancelotti could be in hot water with the German FA (DFB) after admitting showing the middle finger towards Hertha Berlin fans who he claims spat at him.

“Yes, I made the gesture after being spat at,” Bayern’s coach told broadcaster ARD.

Hertha boss Dardai fumes at Bayern’s ‘bonus’ time

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Berlin (AFP) – Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai slammed the six minutes of added time as “Bayern’s bonus” after Robert Lewandowski scored a last-minute goal to secure a 1-1 draw for Bayern Munich on Saturday.

“I think this is a Bayern bonus”, the Hungarian fumed to Sky as Lewandowski’s 96th-minute winner at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium denied Hertha a first win against Munich following 11 defeats.

Hertha boss Dardai fumes at Bayern’s ‘bonus’ time

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Berlin (AFP) – Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai slammed the six minutes of added time as “Bayern’s bonus” after Robert Lewandowski scored a last-minute goal to secure a 1-1 draw for Bayern Munich on Saturday.

“I think this is a Bayern bonus”, the Hungarian fumed to Sky as Lewandowski’s 96th-minute winner at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium denied Hertha a first win against Munich following 11 defeats.

Last gasp Lewandowski saves Bayern in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski hit a 96th-minute equaliser to salvage Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday and extended their lead in the Bundesliga table to eight points.

Bayern were seconds away from what would have been their second league defeat this season when Lewandowski fired home his 24th goal in all competitons to cancel out Vedad Ibisevic’s first-half strike.

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Bayern Munich: Carlo Ancelotti Will Not Be Punished For Giving Gobby Hertha Berlin Fans The Finger (Video)

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The DFB have confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti won't face punishment for sticking his middle finger up at opposing fans duringBayern Munich's Bundesliga tie against Hertha Berlin last Saturday.

The Bayern coach was seenmaking the gesture at Hertha fans as he made his way back to the Allianz Arena dressing rooms following the 1-1 draw.

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After dispatching Arsenal in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, the ruthless machine that is Bayern Munich resumes Bundesliga action this weekend by visiting Hertha Berlin.

The 5-1 win over the Gunners in their UEFA Champions League round of 16's first-leg fixture showed just how dominant Bayern still is in European soccer, and after overtaking the upstart RB Leipzig in the league table at the end of 2016, Carlo Ancelotti's squad has now opened up a seven-point gap atop the league standings as well.

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Report: Bobby Wood day-to-day with thigh injury

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Ahead of this past weekend's match against Freiburg, Bobby Wood was suddenly removed from the Hamburg lineup due to a pre-game injury.

Luckily for Hamburg, and the U.S. Men's National Team, that injury doesn't appear to be too serious.

According to reports out of Germany, Wood's thigh injury likely isn't one that will keep him out for a significant period of time.

27 goals in 41 games: European giants join Chelsea in the race to sign £30m Celtic star

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Bayern Munich are reportedly lining up a £30m bid for Celtic’s highly rated forward, Moussa Dembele, in the summer transfer window. The 20-year-old is also a reported target of Chelsea.

The French youngster joined Celtic from Fulham last summer on a four-year deal. He didn’t take much to settle down at his new club, and has scored 13 goals in 23 games in the league so far, and 27 in 41 games in all competitions.