REPORT: Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal - Gunners Crash Out Of Europe

Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, thanks to a second-half header from Joshua Kimmich.

The Gunners produced a resolute first-half display but sloppiness in the second allowed the Germans to take control and book their place in the semi-final.

Tense Opening

The opening 45 saw Arsenal playing a much different game than in the first leg, looking to ascert control and defensive discipline. Both sides looked tentative, with chances few and far between.

Jamal Musiala tested David Raya before Manuel Neuer was tested from a deflected Martin Odegaard shot. Arsenal then produced their most dangerous moment of the half, as Odegaard found Gabriel Martinelli free in the centre of the box, but his tame effort was routinely stopped. 

Set Back

Bayern came out for the second half and looked t take charge of proceedings. Leon Goretzka headed onto the bar before Raphael Guerreiro followed up but saw his show ricochet off William Saliba and onto the foot of the post. 

It was a huge let off for The Gunners, but the respite wouldn't last long. In the 62nd minute, the host crucially got their noses in front. Leroy Sana floated a dangerous cross into the box, before it was recycled by Guerreiro at the far post. His cross then found the on-rushing Kimmich who headed back across goal and info the far corner. A crucial moment in the tie. 

Mikel Arteta responded by bringing on Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard, but in truth they struggled to match the impact they did in the first leg. 

Arsenal probed but to no avail, and Bayern were able to see the tie out and book their passage into the last four. 

First Leg Regrets

Arsenal may well rue the chaotic nature of the first leg, a match that had not been in-keeping with their recent domestic form. They will though have to accept they perhaps weren't quite good enough across the two legs. 

Attention now turns to Premier League action where they visit Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, hoping to get their title challenge back on track.