Walcott gives Arsenal the lead
Arsenal were emphatically smashed by Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 a couple of weeks ago, on a night that was as depressing as it was predictable for Arsenal fans.
The Gunners went down 5-1 in Bavaria and were essentially out of the competition even before a ball was kicked in the 2nd leg tonight.
But football is a funny old game, and anything can happen over 90 minutes.
Arsenal started the game brightly and ambitiously, and were rewarded for their efforts when Theo Walcott fired them ahead in the 20th minute, to spark some vague hope of a comeback.
Neuer’s bizarre goalkeeping
And while you can’t take anything away from Walcott’s strike, Manuel Neuer’s attempt to save it raised some eyebrows.
widely regarded as the best keeper in the world, Neuer can at times be undone by his cockiness and casualness.
And he definitely looked like he wasn’t taking Walcott seriously here, as he went to box his shot away as if it was from his younger brother.
— Matt Crivelli (@MattCrivelli) March 7, 2017
Best way to describe Walcott's goal by Neuer pic.twitter.com/3Zs89j06ny
— Brian Mbunde ™ (@Brianmbunde) March 7, 2017
WTF was Neuer doing there??? pic.twitter.com/xAAlkMpb8I
— FAGSY EFC (@Fagsy14) March 7, 2017
Be arsed with the glorification of Neuer like he's some kind of goal keeping deity. He just fucked up there you know. Like keepers do.
— Michael Lennon (@Soz_abar_me) March 7, 2017
Reckon a YouTube video of Manuel Neuer fuck ups could clock in at about the 10 minute mark.
— ray (@vinfox) March 7, 2017
— ELVN F.C. (@ELV11N) March 7, 2017
Great Claudio Bravo impression by Neuer.
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) March 7, 2017
"Manuel Neuer is the best keeper in the world" pic.twitter.com/XTAjez5l2l
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 7, 2017
Neuer has 100% just let that in for a game.
— Chris Dixon (@chrismd10) March 7, 2017
I like how Neuer held his pose after failing to save Walcott's shot. Like a batsman admiring his cover drive after being bowled.
— Dafydd Pritchard (@DafPritchard) March 7, 2017