The Arsenal goalkeeper was penalised for bringing down Arjen Robben in their Champions League Round of 16 first-leg tie against Bayern Munich, leading to a red card for him
But Arsenal were left doing exactly that when goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny brought down Arjen Robben in the 37th minute of their first-leg Champions League Round of 16 tie on Thursday morning at the Emirates.
That left the referee with no choice but to send off the 23-year-old Polish custodian and award a penalty, dealing the Gunners a huge blow with the game at 0-0 still. While David Alaba contrived to miss the subsequent spot-kick, just as Mesut Ozil had missed his in the eighth minute, the German juggernaut eventually ran out 2-0 winners.
The majority of Goal Singapore readers believe that the sending off changed the complexion of the game, with 63.7% indicating that a yellow card and a penalty would have sufficed. With 11 men, the hosts were seemingly coping well Pep Guardiola's side before the red card and might have gone on to secure a different result.
The remaining 36.3% believe however that Bayern would have won the game anyway, though it doesn't matter now as the Gunners face a mountain to climb in the second leg away.
Arsenal will play Bayern again on March 13, while they return to league action against Sunderland on Saturday night.