Hector Bellerin has apologised to Arsenal fans after the Gunners were again beaten 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The defeat sends Arsenal out of the tournament with an aggregate score of 10-2 on a dismal night for Arsene Wenger’s side.
Arsenal actually started the game well and took the lead through Theo Walcott before unravelling in the second half after Robert Lewandowski had equalised and Laurent Koscielny sent off.
Speaking after the game, Bellerin revealed his disappointment at the result and took time out to say sorry to supporters.
“I’m really hurt to see the fans leaving the stadium so early,” he told BT Sport.
“We play for them and want to see them happy and behind us. It hurts to see them leave so early and we need to make them happy with the rest of our season.
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“We need to think about every game the same way we started today. We say sorry to the fans I think we can do better than that.”
While there is no doubting the sincerity of Bellerin’s words they will do little to placate fans who are enduring a miserable time after a string of awful results.
Tuesday’s match also saw huge protests against Arsene Wenger ahead of kick-off with supporters increasingly frustrated at the club’s current situation.
However, as Bellerin says Arsenal actually started the game well and must now show that form against Lincoln on Saturday with the FA Cup very much offering the chance to end a troubled season with some silverware.