SPORTS: Monaco 0-2 Arsenal (agg 3-3): Gunners out on away goals despite heroic effort

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Arsene Wenger's men kept up the pressure throughout the evening, with Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey scoring late in each half, but paid for their poor performance in the home leg,

Arsenal narrowly missed out on a Champions League miracle as their 2-0 win at Monaco was not enough to prevent them from exiting the competition on away goals.

Needing a 3-0 victory to guarantee a spot in the quarter-finals, the Gunners pushed throughout and finally got the breakthrough shortly before half-time when Olivier Giroud fired into the roof of the net.

Though Monaco fought hard to hold them off, Arsene Wenger's men looked likely to score again and did so with just over 10 minutes to go, substitute Aaron Ramsey burying a second when a disastrous clearance went straight to him after Theo Walcott hit the post.

Arsenal could not scramble their way to a second, however, and are left lamenting the first-leg failure that put them up against it in this game.