Arsenal thrashing at Bayern is Wenger’s ‘lowest point’ – Keown | .ng
Former Arsenal defenders Martin Keown and Lee Dixon have turned on Arsene Wenger and his players after Wednesday’s humiliating 5-1 Champions League thrashing at Bayern Munich.Wenger has seen his position as Gunners boss come under fresh scrutiny in recent weeks after back-to-back Premier League defeats damaged his side’s title hopes.That is nothing new for Wenger, who has increasingly split supporters in the latter stages of his 20-year tenure, but now some of his ex-players have been questioning his longevity.Wenger’s men were humbled in Munich as Bayern all but assured themselves a spot in the quarterfinals as Arsenal look set for a seventh successive round-of-16 exit.Arsenal were level at the break after Alexis Sanchez cancelled out Arjen Robben’s opener but Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller scored either side of Thiago’s brace as the Gunners were blown away in the second half.After the game, Wenger and his squad came in for criticism from former defenders Keown and Dixon. Keown suggested this was the nadir of the 67-year-old Wenger’s reign.“It’s almost embarrassing — outclassed, outplayed,” Keown told BT Sport.“This is his lowest point ever. Twenty years and Arsene must be considering his future now. Arsenal were bullied, weren’t they? Completely.“The difference between the two squads, they [Bayern] were men against boys, they were bigger and stronger.”Former centre-back Keown, who won three Premier League titles under Wenger, added that the result could seal Wenger’s decision not to extend his stay at Arsenal beyond the end of the season, when his current contract expires.