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Bayern tie not over - Wenger

Last Updated: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:21

Arsene Wenger says their Champions League hopes are not over and they will 'fight to the end' after losing 2-0 to Bayern Munich.

For the second successive season Arsenal face a two-goal first-leg deficit when they head to the Allianz Arena after Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller scored at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

Had Mesut Ozil scored an early penalty things might have been different and there was a temporary reprieve when David Alaba also failed to net from 12 yards before Kroos' stunning strike finally broke down the 10-man Gunners' resistance.

Szczesny was shown a straight red card by Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli after clattering Arjen Robben to concede Bayern's penalty, and Wenger was far from happy with the decision.

"It killed the game," Wenger said. "These rules are different in every country. In Italy they send off for these kind of fouls. Our keeper went genuinely for the ball. He touched Robben, who made certainly more of it. I told him (Robben).

"Wojciech misjudged the situation, there was no clear desire to make a foul, he misjudged the ball.

However, Wenger has not given up all hope of turning the tie around despite the mammoth job that lies ahead of them. "It isn't over because we will fight until the end," he added.

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