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Robben Hits Back At Wenger

Arjen Robben was unimpressed with Arsene Wenger’s comments after Bayern Munich kicked Arsenal out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Frenchman was furious with Robben, accusing him of being a ‘very good diver’ and try to cheat a penalty under Santi Cazorla’s challenge.

Wenger was already unhappy with the Dutch Winger after Wojciech Szszesny was sent off in the first leg for bringing him down, but Robben has now hit back at Wenger.

“I always say if you are a big manager then take your loss,” he said.

“If you win be happy, enjoy, but if you lose don’t complain about silly things.

“It was two penalties but I don’t want to defend myself. From a big manager you expect a little bit more.”

The Dutchman, however, also admitted Arsenal deserved a draw, and confirmed Bayern lost control for 10 minutes of the game after Lukas Podolski’s equalizer.

"They (Arsenal) have a very good team, they have a lot of quality on the pitch,” Robben continued.

"If you give them the ball, they can play and cause you troubles. The main thing for us was to keep ball possession and to control the game.

"And that's what we did in the first half. We played really well, created chances and with a bit more luck, we should have scored a goal.

"In the second half, we scored and looked in a comfortable position.

"But then, for five or 10 minutes, we lost a little control. We recovered though, and in the end it was a deserved draw and we go through."

The Dutch international insists the Bavarians will not rest on their laurels of another record-breaking campaign, and believes the Champions League quarter-finals will be very interesting for the fans.

"We try to improve ourselves," Robben added.

"We've got a very good manager (Pep Guardiola) who gives 100% in every training session and every game.

"You play to win titles and we also want to improve. We have a great squad and for me personally, it's an honour to play in this big team. You always try to make steps forward.

"There are going to be four superb games in the quarter-finals. All the favourites seem to be going through, although maybe Man United have it difficult.

“There are only top teams left in the competition and really it doesn't matter who we're up against. It's going to be very interesting for the fans.”

Which games would you like to see in the Champions League quarter-finals? Have your say in the comment section below.

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