However, Thomas Muller was introduced after 85 minutes, but he rounded off the scoring three minutes later with a calm finish into the bottom corner, 3-1.
In Madrid, Lorenzo Insigne put Napoli ahead at the Bernabeu from long range after catching Keylor Navas off his line, but Karim Benzema leveled before second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Casemiro put Madrid in control heading into the second leg in Italy. "So what we want is to do well and qualify against Bayern Munich".
On whether there was more to the collapse than Koscielny's absence...
Wenger's contract at Arsenal runs out at the end of the season and he has yet to agree to a new deal amid increasing discontent among fans at the team's failure to mount a strong title challenge.
A Champions League last-16 clash against an in-form Bayern side may not be the ideal tonic for Wenger in the current toxic climate, yet former Chelsea boss Ancelotti believes Wenger's achievements at Arsenal should to be respected, not dismissed.
Bayern Munich take a big advantage to Arsenal for the second leg of their last 16 tie. If Francis Coquelin brought anything to Arsenal, it might be forgivable.
He told Omnisport: "On the one hand I was surprised about his decision to retire, but on the other hand, if you know Philipp you know that he can appreciate his efficiency better than anyone else". Thiago finished neatly after a Lewandowski back-heel and then added a fourth with a deflected drive. His shot deflected off Xhaka, and then went in off Ospina's foot.
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Lewandowski's goalscoring exploits were mentioned in a post by the official Champions League page, noting that he has scored 30 goals in just 33 matches for club and country this season. Even though there's still a second leg at The Emirates to come.
It wasn't just Wenger under pressure.
Arsene Wenger will go with Sanchez up front and I'd play Theo Walcott and leave Alex Iwobi out as I think Theo is more of a goal threat on the counter-attack. For 27 minutes, Arsenal toiled.
There was an intent on Arsenal's part to press the opposition to begin with, but they were unable to get close to Bayern, who started with a swagger. Alexis's kick was poor and saved by Neuer.
Real Madrid are the last team to beat them at the Allianz Arena, in April 2014 (0-4).
Napoli too open in its approach vs. The toughness in the centre of the midfield is non-existent and this season German Mezut Ozil seems to have taken few steps backwards.
Things got worse for the shellshocked Gunners six minutes later. Perhaps, but it's not the way it naturally plays.
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