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Bukayo Saka speaks out after being denied penalty in Arsenal's Champions League draw with Bayern Munich

Bukayo Saka speaks out after being denied penalty in Arsenal's Champions League draw with Bayern Munich

Bukayo Saka missed out on a late penalty against Bayern Munich.

Bukayo Saka has broken his silence after being denied a late penalty in Arsenal's 2-2 Champions League quarter-final first leg draw against Bayern Munich.

The 22-year-old gave Arsenal a 12th-minute lead at the Emirates Stadium, curling Ben White's pass into the bottom left corner with a first-time finish.

But the Gunners found themselves 2-1 down at half-time after ex-Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry's equaliser and Harry Kane's penalty.

Leandro Trossard then restored parity late on for the Gunners, but they felt they should have had a stoppage time opportunity to take a lead into the second leg in Munich.

Saka ran into the penalty area and attempted to take the ball past an onrushing Manuel Neuer, before the pair then collided inside the box.

VAR checked the referee's decision and decided not to intervene, although some fans believed there was enough contact from the Bayern goalkeeper to warrant a spot kick.

Others, though, argued that Neuer decelerated to such an extent that the on-field official's decision to not give a penalty was the correct one.

You can see the incident in question below.

Saka did not speak to the media after the game, although manager Mikel Arteta did not comment on the decision, instead admitting that his team 'cannot change' it and could have played better on the night.

But the Gunners winger has since taken to Instagram - and made his feelings apparently clear on the night as a whole.

He wrote: "Frustrating, but everything to play for in the second leg."

If Saka's post appeared to be an assessment of the draw as a whole, his subsequent post of two angry emojis to his story indicated displeasure at the late penalty decision.


Arsenal take on Bayern in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena next Wednesday - three days after their crucial Premier League home clash against Aston Villa.

Featured Image Credit: CBS Sports / Getty

Topics: Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Football, Manuel Neuer