Arsenal boss blasts poor defensive showings after Bayern defeat

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hit out at his defence after his side fell to a 5-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, according to reports from Skysports.

The result has left their qualification chances in jeopardy as they sit bottom of Group F with only three points after losing three matches from their previous four games.

Group leaders Bayern and second place Olympiacos are now tied with nine points each, as qualification for the pair is looking likely with only two fixtures left to play.

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A hip injury to Laurent Koscielny forced Wenger to pair Gabriel alongside Per Mertesacker while a knock to Hector Bellerin saw Mathieu Debuchy called up to take his place.

The French manager came out to admit that his players made it very easy for the Bundesliga champions to come out and attack them, highlighting his team’s poor defensive showings.

“First you have to give credit to Bayern for their quality. On top of that, we made things quite easy for them with our defensive performance,” he said.

“We were extremely poor defensively, we were not at the races.”

However, despite their poor run of form in Europe, Arsenal are currently level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City after picking up five consecutive domestic wins.