Joel Campbell knows the quality of Olympiakos more than any other member of the Arsenal squad having played there on loan for a year, and famously scoring a goal when they beat Manchester United in the Champions League. But now he is expected to be lining up for the Gunners on Wednesday against his old club and he is well aware of the difficulty of the task ahead.
Campbell played, and scored the opener, against Sunderland on Saturday and it was a confidence booster for us all. “It was a good result for the team,” he told Arsenal.com. “We got the result and that’s what we wanted. Now we have to prepare mentally and physically for Wednesday’s game because it will be very difficult.
“We already played against Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium. They are a great team, a great rival and especially because they play at home.
“In the Pireo (Karaiskakis Stadium) it is very difficult to get points but it is the last game of the group stage and we will give our best.
“It is the most important game of the season so far. It will be a cup final and we have to win to continue in the Champions League.”
Just to show the difficulty of beating the Greek Champions, you have to remember that they have won every single League and Champions League game this season except for the two legs against Bayern Munich, including beating Arsenal at the Emirates. Underestimate them at your peril….