Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that Tuesday night’s Champions League exit to Monaco was his most disappointing yet, according to The Sun.
The Gunners crashed out in the round of last-16 for the fifth season running as goals from Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey gave them victory on the night, but meant that they still went out thanks to the away goals rule.
“Yes, it was the most disappointing defeat. There was no fairytale,” Wenger said.
“I would take it separately from the other years against Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
“I am very disappointed to go out. But there were lots of positives. Overall, the situation is very disappointing.
“The game could have been over at half-time because of the chances we had.
“I felt the performance was enough but, of course, a difficult task. I believe we had a tough time and the game could have been over.
“Monaco played at home, had zero shots on target and they go through to the quarter- final. Of course we are disappointed as we are out of the competition.
“We wish them the best of luck.
“In the first leg, we tried to play too fast and were not patient enough.
“They qualified — hats off. Some players were jaded offensively and we gave a lot and in the second half we lacked freshness to finish off the game.”