We all know what is needed, and although we are all confident, the bookies do not seem to believe that Arsenal can pull it off and the Gunners are priced at a massive 3.50 (5/2) to win by two goals. I am determined to follow Wenger’s advice to believe in the team and will be looking at the best sports betting sites to see if i can get an even better price than 5/2, although Wenger admits that the team must be totally focused on the job in hand.
Le Prof said in the Mirror: “We play against a side who will be motivated, but we face that every week [in the Premier League]. At the moment they are qualified, but let us not forget they can lose what they have and that can create a fear factor.
“Of course, we have a history where we have positive results. We have won everywhere in Europe, we know we can do it, so the best way is to go through with a top quality performance and that is what we must focus on.
“It is very important (for us to go through). There is nothing more to say because we want to do well in Europe.
“Olympiakos is a good side, but we want to do it and want to achieve it. The team will be highly focused to do it because it is a big significance for us.
“We just want to give absolutely everything to qualify.
“If you want to jump over a hurdle, you don’t think what you will miss. You just do all you can to get over it. If you fall down, you have to get up, but you must do all you can to get over it.”
It is a hurdle, and a very big hurdle, as Joel Campbell highlighted earlier, but we also know that Arsenal can win games like this when we go in with the right balance of confidence and talent. We have the ingredients, now we just need to get jumping!