Robben accuses Bayern of ‘sleeping’ during Arsenal win

Date published: Wednesday 8th March 2017 12:10 - Matthew Stead

Arjen Robben claims Bayern Munich were “sleeping” in the first half of their 5-1 victory over Arsenal.

Bundesliga champions Bayern secured a 10-2 aggregate win over the Gunners with a second 5-1 win in the space of three weeks in their Champions League last-16 tie.

Robben scored in both legs for the Germans, but claims that they were “sleeping” in the first half at the Emirates, with Arsenal going into the break 1-0 up.

“The first half was not good,” Robben told BT Sport. “We spoke about it before the game. We knew what was going to happen – they were going to push.

“But we were sleeping. For second balls we were not there. In the quarter-finals we have to improve.

“The second half was much better and the penalty and the red card (for Laurent Koscielny) helped.

“They played aggressive in the first half. They created some danger and some chances and had an opportunity for the second goal.

“The penalty and the sending off changes the game but I think it was a clear penalty and, if you are the last man, it is a sending off.”

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