Trailing 3-1 from last month’s first leg at Emirates Stadium, Olivier Giroud gave the north London side hope of a famous comeback when he finished high into the net in the 36th minute at Stade Louis II.
Substitute Aaron Ramsey then drilled home from inside the box in the 79th minute but Arsenal were unable to find the crucial third goal.
The 3-3 aggregate draw sent the Ligue 1 side through to the last eight on away goals as Arsenal were knocked out at the last 16 stage for the fifth successive year.
Tuesday’s game prompted plenty of activity on Twitter, and here are some of our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Team GB hero Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) is excited: “Come on @Arsenal…!!! I have great memories from this stadium…!! Believe..!! Yeeezzz! #monaco #twobritishrecords #MONvAFC #gunners #afc”
Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) makes a good observation: “How strong physically is that Monaco team? You could make a good Rugby 7s team out of that lot.”
Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) reserves praise for a certain Spaniard: “Santi C is Just a baller man soo underrated.”
Jimmy Bullard (@jimmybullard) is confused after the final whistle: “Great effort from Arsenal – can someone tell me why this doesn’t go to extra time. Don’t get it – it’s a draw after 180 minutes. I know the away goals but doesn’t make sense. Think that should only count after extra time no?”
James McArthur (@jamesmcarthur16) chimes in: “Gutted for arsenal. One of the best iv seen them away from home this year”
Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) feels for the Gunners: “Arsenal have fought well in my opinion and deserved more…”
Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) enjoyed the game: “Great game of football in Monaco. Two very good teams and an outstanding referee. Football the way it should be played. Thoroughly enjoyed.”
Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) was impressed: “Great performance from Arsenal treble chase over.”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is typically honest after the final whistle: “How can you hail a Champions League record that features 5 Last 16 exits in last 5 years? It’s awful. If we’d shown half the effort in the home leg, we’d have gone through easily. We didn’t. End. #afc”
And finally, Hamann (@DietmarHamann) was impressed by how Per Mertesacker dealt with the media: “Great interview by Per Mertesacker. Refreshing to see a player admitting that the better team went through over the two legs. Hats off.”
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