"I stayed at Arsenal to win the Champions League, I thought I would have the chance to play," he told Kicker.

"But the fact not to have had my chance irritates me a lot. For me, the elimination has been a tragedy, most of all because I have not had the opportunity to prevent it.

"I told (Wenger) he needed experienced players in his team for such important games. He did not share my view and I do not think he has been successful, the results speak against his choices."