There is very little that Arsenal can do to keep our Champions League hopes alive other than win the next game, which is against the Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates stadium after the international break. After that game the Gunners will be hoping that we still have a chance to go through, even though it weill need us to win in Greece for the first time and by two goals to boot.
In order for that to happen though, Arsenal need Bayern Munich to do us a favour and make sure they give Olympiacos the same sort of spanking that they dished out to us this week, and our Big Effing German defender Per Mertesacker is confident that the Bayern players will oblige.
Our centre back thinks this, not only because the German team is very strong or that they still need to beat the Greeks to confirm top spot in the group, but because he has spoken to them about it. As reported by the Evening Standard, Mertesacker has been given some assurances from various Bayern stars that they are keen to help the Gunners out of the hole we have got ourselves into.
He said, “I’ve already had some good discussions with the Bayern players. They want to protect and help us somehow. But we have to look at ourselves, which I think is particularly important after last night.”
So is this an added bonus to have the World Cup winning defender and his fellow German Mesut Ozil in the Arsenal team?