Arsene Wenger accuses Arjen Robben of diving in both legs as Arsenal crash out to Bayern Munich

Arsene Wenger felt Arsenal matched Bayern Munich for quality and spirit over two legs, but was critical of Arjen Robben's theatrics in both matches.

Speaking exclusively to ITV Football's Gabriel Clarke after Arsenal's 1-1 draw in Munich, the Frenchman sarcastically exaplained:

"Robben did well, he dived well and he dived well again today."

It was always going to take a gargantuan effort from the Gunners to progress in Germany, trailing by two goals from the first leg in London.

Unsurprisingly, Wenger pointed to Wojciech Szczesny's sending off at Emirates as a turning point, when Robben went down under the Polish goalkeeper's first half challenge.

"Overall you can see the impact of the sending off," he said.

Robben was again at the centre of the action in Munich, winning a late penalty for Bayern and falling theatrically earlier in the second-half, only for the referee to wave away his appeals. Replays showed the Dutch international had clearly dived.

"It's the same player again tonight who put the referee under pressure," Wenger complained.

There was a brief period of hope for Arsenal in the second-half, when Lukas Podolski fired in a second-half equaliser moments after Bastian Schweinsteiger had opened the scoring, but the Gunners couldn't breach Bayern's back four again in the final half an hour.

"In the last 20 minutes we had situations where the final ball was not always there," Wenger admitted.

The Gunners must now concentrate on closing the gap to Chelsea in the Premier League table and beating Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final next month.