Many people felt Alexis Sanchez was one of the few Arsenal players able to leave Munich with his head held high on Wednesday night – but manager Arsene Wenger seems to disagree.
The Chilean forward dragged his side back into the game with his first-half equaliser and was a constant menace to the Bayern defence.
As the Germans scored their fifth goal, it was clear the 28-year-old felt dejected as he crouched on the touchline alone.
There has been a growing feeling in recent weeks that he may leave the club if performances don’t improve.
Stalled contract discussions, his strop after defeat to Bournemouth and rumours of dressing room division have added to the sense that Sanchez may feel he is bigger than the club.
Wenger, however, has suggested that Sanchez was just as much to blame for the embarrassing Champions League defeat as his teammates.
When asked whether the loss would mean it was less likely that Sanchez would sign a new deal, Wenger replied: ‘No.’
According to the Times, it was then put to Wenger that the Chilean had played well in Munich.
Wenger responded: ‘Watch the game again. I do not want to comment individually but we have lost as a team and Alexis is part of that.’