Arsenal being whipped in Munich was all too predictable

After being so solid at the back two weeks ago at the Emirates, Arsenal have capitulated in the first half against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Well, it was coming, wasn’t it?

After last week’s results, where Arsenal won convincingly at Swansea and Bayern Munich didn’t win for the first time in the Bundesliga this season, Arsenal were always going to be up against it as Bayern looked for a response.

Strangely the Gunners have been in the game for the most part. Ozil’s ‘hand of Mesut’ goal will be the big talking point, but Bayern have managed three goals even with Petr Cech being in great form.

But it was hardly much of a surprise. When the teams lined up, the absence of Laurent Koscielny and Hector Bellerin was conspicuous. Literally everyone could see that Arsenal were going to be under serious pressure from the likes of Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski.

To make matters worse, without Walcott or Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal were always going to struggle to create chances when they broke. They just lack that pace and precision.

Really, the whole thing was incredibly predictable. Arsenal are in for a long second half….