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Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes admits his side have much to work on after coming unstuck against Arsenal.

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Jupp Heynckes: Saw Bayern Munich stumble into the last eight of the Champions Le

Jupp Heynckes: Saw Bayern Munich stumble into the last eight of the Champions Le

The Bundesliga leaders headed into their UEFA Champions League last-16 showdown with the Gunners on Tuesday seemingly cruising towards the quarter-finals after establishing a commanding 3-1 first-leg lead.

In the end, they rather stumbled into the last eight - with a 2-0 reversal at the Allianz Arena making things a little more uncomfortable than they needed to be.

Heynckes concedes that he must address what went wrong against Arsene Wenger's side, with Bayern having been in imperious form at home and abroad of late.

"We have to look at this game in a very critical manner," said a manager who is hoping to step down from his current post in the summer with another European title to his name.

"The early goal for Arsenal was obviously just what they were looking for. We had the better chances in this game, but lacked clinical finishing and weren't as calm as we usually are."

Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm echoed the thoughts of his boss, with the experienced full-back admitting that standards were allowed to slip.

He said: "The Champions League is a tough competition, especially when you are not 100 per cent focused.

"We simply failed to score goals of our own. We have to improve, that's quite clear."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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