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Football: Oezil 'sorry' about Arsenal's loss to Bayern

Published on Feb 21, 2014 6:04 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal star Mesut Oezil has apologised to the football club's supporters after squandering a penalty in Wednesday's 0-2 loss at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The German playmaker had an opportunity to put Arsenal ahead in the last 16 first-leg match with an early penalty, but his tame spot kick was saved by international team-mate Manuel Neuer.

After Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had been sent off, Bayern went on to prevail through second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller, leaving the reigning champions in a commanding position ahead of the second leg on March 11.

"The next morning doesn't feel better either," Oezil wrote on his official Facebook page. "Sorry guys - it wasn't planned that way. Outnumbered it was really hard to win against this team."

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