Bayern winger Arjen Robben admitted a strong first 20 minutes from his side was key to their 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates.
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben told ITV he felt Arsenal's nerves got the better of them in the first half of their defeat at the Emirates.
– Arjen Robben, speaking to ITV's Gabriel Clarke
They were a little bit nervous, but that's normal. They're a young team and there's a lot of pressure...but all respect to Arsenal, they're a talented team with a great manager.
Arsenal could do with this man right about now. Unfortunately for them, he's only swapped shirts with Per Mertesacker.
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Arsenal's best player on the night Jack Wilshere admits first half display let side down
Arsene Wenger has emerged from the dressing-rooms and has had a word with ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke:
In the second half when it was 2-1 I thought we would come back to 2-2. But when we conceded the third goal you could see something had gone in our team. Mentally the team was down because we'd battled so hard.
– Arsene Wenger speaking to ITV's Gabriel Clarke
Nerves played a big part. The confidence isn't there to play with our technical talent.