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.
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
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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