Arsene Wenger admitted there was no “fairytale” ending for Arsenal after suffering his toughest European defeat in five years.
The Gunners boss endured a night of hope and frustration as they went out on away goals after failing to make Champions League history by overturning a two goal first leg deficit.
Wenger, whose side have gone out at the last 16 stage for the past five years, said: “Football is not a fairytale. It’s a matter of being realistic and clinical. They were clinical and maybe a bit lucky as well but it’s part of the game.
“Yes (it was the most disappointing exit), I would take it separately from the other years. I am very disappointed to go out tonight. But there were lots of positives.
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