Oh, and I hope you had a great time arcaliea!
I was sitting right in front of this gentleman, but I had left after 1-3!
One of the reasons being the fellow in black spent the whole second half yelling out, in a nasal Northern accent, how Ramsey is utter shit and Wenger is killing our club.
For the match itself, I'm actually not too fussed. It was always an impossible job. We gave it a great go and played good football until the penalty/red - which had the entire stadium utterly confused. it was right below me at clock end and it was hard to tell in real time, but why would you issue a yellow, and then basically change your mind? I thought that's the golden rule for refs to never remand their decisions? Wenger is right about one thing - the ref, and his assistants, were pretty awful and would be the focus if the game was competitively meaningful. Anyway, Bayern are scary in how they step it up to take the chance given, and with ten men it was always game over.
The stadium had plenty of seats from kickoff and increasingly more after that. I felt like I was at a long funeral dirge. I'm not so much Wenger Out as to accepting the sheer inevitability that the time is up. For Wenger - and all of us real fans who supported the club (which includes some Wenger Out folks, but doesn't include the morons that think he doesn't care about the club or whatever such deluded nonsense) - life had given us the time to make the last hurrah, and I think it was last season. Now, everything feels a bit surreal, like a zombie club - no dreams, no prospects, just what remains of the club's quality being squandered as we stretch out the farewell.
As for Alexis Sanchez? I'm not the sort to pathetically obsess about some footballer's every wave and chuckle. His actual performance was subpar - he was brilliant when dribbling sideways out of trouble, a la Cazorla, but his poor passing meant he wasn't creating too much. He's a great player with well defined flaws, as he always has been, and we'll be poorer off without him, that's all there is to it.
Now I'm going to get myself some good curry before flying out. The best part? An email from an Arsenal tickets person wanting to discuss platinum level membership! Half a mind to reply and say 'you must be having a laugh', but I know he's just doing his job.