Arsenal: Carl Jenkinson Shuts Down Geoff Shreeves Post-Bayern Munich (Video)

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterMarch 14, 2013

Geoff Shreeves is a Sky Sports reporter who—based perhaps on your club allegiances—either asks the tough questions or trolls players with an almost childish giddiness.

On Wednesday night, after Arsenal stunned Bayern Munich 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 at Munich's Allianz Arena, it felt more like the latter.

Despite their surprising victory and 3-3 aggregate scoreline from the two legs, Arsenal were eliminated from the competition thanks to Bayern's three away goals three weeks ago at the Emirates Stadium in London. With the Gunners off the pace in the English Premier League and eliminated from the FA Cup, the Champions League was their last chance for silverware this season.

As most living, breathing, sentient football fans probably already know, that means the current season will be Arsenal's eighth straight without winning a trophy. Just in case, though, Shreeves asked Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson about it in his post-match interview.

That's right. Shreeves asked Jenkinson, a 21-year-old defender, who joined Arsenal in 2011 and was 13 years old when the trophy drought began, about Arsenal's eight-year trophy drought.

Makes sense, we guess.

Jenkinson responded:

Yeah, well, I'd rather not talk about that now, to be honest. After how we played today and after the positives we can take from tonight, I think that's a bit of a negative approach from this evening, and I think we need to take positives from tonight.

Well done, Corporal Carl.

Along with the entire post-match interview (Mikel Arteta also answers a few questions), Jenkinson's comments appear in the clip above, starting around the 1:20 mark. The clip serves as our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Thursday. Enjoy.

If this whole situation feels a bit familiar, there's a reason for that. You might remember last season, when Shreeves almost made Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic cry following Chelsea's memorable win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals. Ivanovic had picked up a yellow card in the second leg and was ruled out of the final.

Leave it to Shreeves to aggravate unsuspecting footballers. With the Manchester derby coming up, we're thinking Wayne Rooney and his transfer saga might make for another convenient target.

(h/t 101 Great Goals)