Posted on September 28, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal must be wary of tough UCL match with 5 star Greeks

While Arsenal fans are all feeling a lot better about life after the misfiring strikers all scored at the weekend to help us put five past a Leicester City team that had not lost a game up to that point, I do not think m,any of us were paying much attention to the results in the Greek Super League.

Maybe we should though, because the Greek champions Olympiakos are next up for Arsenal in the Champions League and they are likely to arrive in north London full of confidence. The club from Athens also scored five goals at the weekend, beating Giannina 5-1 at home.

That made it five wins from five games in their domestic league, so Arsene Wenger must prepare his Arsenal team for a tough test against a team that is clearly on a great run. Having said that, however, the Gunners should also be heading in to this game confident of a result.

The Greeks have lost one game this season and it was in the Champions League, going down 3-0 at home to the German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. Olympiacos are also generally much worse on the road in European competition, and although they did nearly make it into the quarter finals two seasons ago it was mainly on the strength of their home results.

This is a big game for the Gunners after losing our first game to Dinamo Zagreb and with us not playing until Sunday, is it vital for Wenger to play a full strength side and to make sure the players are not taking Olympiakos lightly?

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17 thoughts on “Arsenal must be wary of tough UCL match with 5 star Greeks

  1. MDOwn

    Provided we haven’t agreed to fix the match we should win this. I’m surprised they are even in the competition considering the charges against them.

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      what do u mean by match fixing our champions league tie against olympiacos?…….. Why would we do that?…….They are not even any close to being favourites to top the group stages let alone Lift the UCL!…choose ur words carefully!

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      1. KickAssFan

        We absolutely have to take them very seriously. Wenger must make sure he puts out the best team and that’s one that has neither Giroud nor Mertesecker (still can’t spell it).

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      2. irish gunner

        Zagreb were far from favourites and look what happened there we can’t take any game lightly in ucl. There all in the group stages and it’s not easy get there for any team

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  2. Robertthegooner

    I hope we do. It will be a disaster if we lose.
    I think we are playing Bayern back to back so we need to beat Olympiakos or we just look week

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  3. SoOpa AeoN

    fLame and Arteta…….. Out of champions League due to Injury!………….and these two were expected to cover for Le coq (who’s still recovering) ……. Tell me those at the helm of Arsenal transfer issues are not Jokers!

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    1. KickAssFan

      It’s really disturbing, moreso becuz Ramsey whom I’d have loved to stand in for Cock isn’t disciplined there anymore. Ramsey worn back my support with his defensive displays and work rate, but much later he started craving goals unnecessarily and sometimes thinks he’s Maradona.

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      1. rpk

        Ramseys positioning is good in final third.. He makes lots of runs. That’s d reason Wenger allows him to go forward. He is versatile player, he should play DM whenever required as he does at RW even though both r not his preferred positions.

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  4. arsenalkid1970

    They don’t fear us because we have no plan B
    I don’t think ozil and SC play well together and for some reason the OX playing with ozil works. AW will start OG as he got a gole when we were up 2-4 so now AW will say he’s playing well but fact he’s not no where near it. For me TW to start both games. Go out and Nick few holes in the first half then tuck up and rest players.

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  5. northbankgooner

    Start Walcott……………12 goals in 13 PL starts. I’d say that’s a well fckn decent return.

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  6. rpk

    DM is big issue here..coq can’t play both matches. He us just recovered/ing from injury. Don’t want to see arteta n flamini at DM position against man u. Only player v have who is capable of filling that role is Ramsey. He should just sit back n orchestrate things from DM position.

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  7. saynomore

    Did anyone notice wenger is killing Ramsey on the RW? am really missing the real Aaron, the rw doesn’t suit him like in the middle of the pack. remember the emirates cup against lyon he was really a Beast while playing from the middle.

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