Prince Albert: I’m sad for Arsene Wenger after Arsenal’s loss to Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco has admitted that he was "sort of sad" for Arsene Wenger after Arsenal's 3-1 defeat

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Prince Albert II of Monaco has admitted that he was “sort of sad” for Arsene Wenger after their 3-1 win at Arsenal on Wednesday night.

The Gunners slumped to a surprise defeat in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Emirates Stadium to leave the north London side’s hopes of reaching the quarter-finals in tatters.

And Monaco’s head of state, who attended the match in north London, revealed that he asked Wenger’s side to be kind to his team ahead of the game.

“I never thought I would see this scoreline here but it’s deserved,” Prince Albert told reporters after the game.

“A draw would have been great for us. Before the game I met Arsene and asked him to be kind to us.

“I’m sort of sad for him, for us to have stolen the show.”

Geoffrey Kondogbia’s deflected 25-yard strike gave the Ligue 1 side the lead seven minutes before half-time in north London.

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Dimitar Berbatov then finished off a counter-attack from 12 yards to make it 2-0 in the 53rd minute.

Wenger’s men pulled a goal back when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain curled home in the 90th minute.

But Yannick Ferreira Carrasco scored in stoppage time to put Monaco in charge of the tie.

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