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ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has apologised to supporters but put plenty of blame on the officials for his side’s latest capitulation tonight.
In almost a carbon copy of the first leg, Arsenal were humiliated by Bayern Munich as they crashed out of the Champions League.
A 5-1 defeat at the Emirates (10-2 on aggregate) came after a bright start where Theo Walcott had given the Gunners slim hope.
However, Laurent Koscielny’s red card early in the second half ended any chances of progression from the last 16.
The Arsenal centre-half and captain tripped Robert Lewandowski to concede a penalty and was initially booked for the challenge, before the referee then sent him off.
Wenger, whose long-term position at the club remains uncertain, refused to condemn his players and slammed the referee.
“I think it’s terrible [from the referee], Lewandowski is offside, and it’s no penalty, on top of that he gives a yellow card, and on top of that he gives a red card,” Wenger told BT Sport.
“It’s just not serious.
“When you see the importance of the game and an attitude like that – I’m absolutely revolted.
“I’m sorry for the people who pay a lot of money to come and watch these kind of games.”
Groups of fans protested about Wenger and the Arsenal board prior to the second leg.
And with the manager yet to sign a new two-year deal on the table, it remains to be seen if he will continue beyond the summer.