Arsenal have exited the Champions League after only managing to draw 1-1 with holders Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena yesterday evening.
Bastian Schweinsteiger put the Bundesliga leaders three up on aggregate on fifty-four minutes before Lukas Podolski scored to make honours even on the night.
Thomas Muller had an injury time penalty saved after Arjen Robben drew a foul from Laurent Koscielny in the area, though the damage was already done for Arsene Wenger’s side, who go out of the competition at this stage for a fourth consecutive season.
They will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, where victory would see the Gunners move nine points clear of their North London rivals.
Mesut Ozil will miss the game after being substituted at half-time last night with a hamstring injury that will keep him out of action for “at least a few weeks”, according to his manager in the Mirror.
The Germany international joins fellow midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and loan signing Kim Kallstrom on the side-lines while defender Kieran Gibbs and forwards Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo are also currently unavailable.