Fans think Joshua Kimmich mocked Arsenal player during Bayern Munich celebrations


Fans think Joshua Kimmich mocked Arsenal player during Bayern Munich celebrations

Kimmich scored the only goal as Bayern Munich beat Arsenal 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Arsenal fans believe Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich mocked one of their players following Wednesday night’s Champions League clash in Germany.

Bayern progressed to the last four of the competition with a 3-2 aggregate win over Arsenal.

After the first leg at the Emirates had ended 2-2, Kimmich scored the only goal of the second leg to send the Bundesliga side through to the semi-finals, where they will face Real Madrid.

Kimmich’s goal was itself a piece of Champions League history.

His header was the 31st goal scored in this season’s quarter-finals – breaking the previous record of 30, set during the 2003/04 campaign.

Speaking after the match, Kimmich said Bayern had “deserved to progress” after shutting out Arsenal at the Allianz Arena.

Footage of the versatile midfielder celebrating after the win has since emerged on social media and some Arsenal fans believe he mocked one of their players in the clip.

Kimmich can be seen chatting with Thomas Muller before imitating an exaggerated limp.

A conspiracy theory circulating on social media in recent weeks has claimed that Bukayo Saka only limps at the end of matches when he has produced a poor individual performance.

And some Arsenal fans believe Kimmich was directly referencing this when speaking to Muller.

“Ain’t no way Kimmich was mocking Saka,” joked one fan on X.

“Kimmich imitating Saka’s trademark move,” added another.

While a rival fan wrote: “Tuchel taught the team sh**housery and I love it.”

Speaking after the final result, Kimmich claimed Arsenal were afraid of Bayern.

When asked to assess his side’s performance, Kimmich said: “Outstanding! The second half, in particular, was very, very good. We could have scored one or two more goals.

“At the end of the day, if you take both games into account, especially today, we deserve to go through. Both teams were very nervous in the first half. Nobody wanted to take any risks.

“You could tell Arsenal wanted to control the game, but were afraid of our counter-attacks. We made a very good start to the second half, with a very good chance for Leon Goretzka, and a number of dangerous attacks after that.

“We played much better in the second half and with more determination, and deserved to progress.”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/M_Telmemore_39

Topics: Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Champions League, Joshua Kimmich, Bukayo Saka, Fan Reactions

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