Arsenal made up for last weekends crazy loss to West Brom by going all out to beat Dinamo Zagreb from the kickoff on Tuesday, and now that the Gunners have to score at least two goals in Athens in a fortnight Per Mertesacker believes that we just have to copy that template, and go all out for the win from the beginning of the game.
“It was a massive win for our side and I’m delighted with how we played from the start. It was an attacking style, and we got two early goals,” he said on Arsenal.com. “We could have been three or four up at half-time and it was convincing at the end.
“We needed to win today. Everyone was on the ball from the start, we attacked well and that is something we need to continue if we want to compete for anything this season.
“It is a nightmare how we played the first two games but we have to face the truth and that is that we have to score more than one goal against Olympiacos.
“It’s possible [to qualify] and they have more to lose. We are in a more difficult situation. It will be pressure for both teams and hopefully we can handle that better
“We believe that we can score goals. You saw tonight that we are always capable of doing that. Let’s go there without fear, respect our opponent but keep patient until the end.”
This season, Arsenal have proved they can handle the pressure when they need to. In fact it improves our game. Don’t forget that Olympiakos are also going to be under extreme pressure in front of their own fans….