Stop worrying, Arsenal will still qualify by Sam P
After last night’s performance gave us our third defeat in the four Champions League games so far, I am still pretty certain that we will win our two remaining games and qualify for our name to go into the hat for the next round.
In two weeks time, we have the Croatian Champions Zagreb, coming to the Emirates, even our reserve side could beat them lol! But the most important thing to happen that night will be Bayern Munich have to beat Olympiakos in Germany. With both those teams joint top on 9 points, Bayern will need at least a point to ensure there place in the next round. Mind you if it IS a draw, then they will BOTH go through, but surely if Bayern want to look stylish they will play like they did tonight and pummell them into submission.
As Per Mertesacker said: “We have to win both games and get at least two goals at Olympiacos. We’ve been through even more difficult periods before. It’s not over and that’s how we approach the situation now.”
If we get through in a fortnight with a win for us and a win for Bayern, then all we have to do is win in Greece by two clear goals to make sure we are ahead in the head-to-head stats. Sounds easy doesn’t it! Arsene Wenger made it clear that he thought we had “minimal” chances if we play like we did in Munich.
Wenger said: “There is still a chance to qualify. Olympiacos have to lose here, we have to beat Zagreb and then we will see when we play Olympiacos away. It’s a small chance but it is a real one. We have to realise with that kind of performance that we had today that our chances are minimal.”
I don’t think they are minimal at all. Okay we had a bad night at the office yesterday, but as always we will pick ourselves up and grind out a win against Tottenham and get ourselves a weeks rest to be fresh for the next 3-games in a week situation. And I am sure we will have our confidence back by then….