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Arsenal break new ground for English teams in the Champions League

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It was an exasperating, yet expected, sight to see Arsenal crash out of the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday to a well-organised but under-whelming Monaco side.

Everyone, Gunners fans alike, was quick to lament the north London club's lack of progress in Europe's elite competition, with frustration exacerbated by a now traditional second leg victory for Arsene Wenger's side.

However these following statistics may make some think again about criticising the Gunners' achievements in the Champions League.

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Despite their failure to lift the much-coveted trophy, Arsenal's achievements in Europe should not be scoffed at. As the following results show, Arsenal are the first English team to: 

  • Beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu 
  • Beat AC Milan at the San Siro 
  • Beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena
  • Beat Juventus at the Stadio Communale
  • Beat Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion

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And most recently following their 2-0 win at the principality outfit...

  • Beat Monaco at Stade Louis II

That said, we would imagine Arsenal fans would still rather be in the hat for Friday's last eight draw.

Arsenal fans: what do you make about your team's performances in the Champions League? Do you deserve more?

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