Arsene Wenger said Arsenal were “unjustifiably criticised” for their defeat to Bayern Munich and praised their response against Lincoln.

A few days after losing 10-2 on aggregate in the Champions League to Bayern, the Gunners beat non-league Lincoln 5-0 at the Emirates to advance to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

“I think the team was unjustifiably criticised for our last game against Bayern Munich because we had an outstanding game,” said Wenger.