Arsenal’s Champions League hopes are in disarray following their Monaco defeat in the Champion’s League (1-3)
They are on the cusp of going out of the competition thanks to former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov who helped Monaco to a 3-1 win in the first of 2 matches between the sides, this one in London at the Emirates Stadium.
The French team, with whom Arsene Wenger secured the Ligue 1 title in 1988, had been viewed as a soft touch in the knockout stage, but Arsenal proved softer and were stuck in reverse for much of the game. fluffed his lines on several occasions.
Betting Tips for Arsenal – Monaco 2nd Round- here’s our tips for the best bets available
At Paddy Power
Monaco to go through: 1/8
Arsenal to go through: 9/2
Monaco to win 2:0: 14/1
Arsenal to win 1:0: 7/1
2 Goals in the 2nd Half: 13/5
Geoffrey Kondogbia slotted one in for Monaco after 38 minutes and Berbatov torpedoed in a second.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came off the bench to give Arsenal hope in stoppage-time only for Yannick Carrasco to bag a third away goal which leaves the Gunners heading to the exit before the quarterfinals stage for another year- the perennial Eurioean underachievers.
Danny Welbeck had a good shot at goal, but curled it over the bar.
Mesut Ozil mad a shout for handball against Brazilian defender Wallace but it wasn’t given. The reply suggested he’d had a good case.
Arsenal have been in great domestic form and are now in the top 3 of the Premier League and FA Cup quarterfinals- maybe there was not enough left in the tank for Europe. Who knows?
Arsenal and now at the edge of the cliff in the Champions and the fans showed their feeling on the night as their team spluttered and stuttered around the pitch.
Monaco- you wouldn’t bet against them going though after this result. What are the Odds?