Tag Archives: Olympiakos

Arsenal get Green Light on Greek defender transfer

With Arsene Wenger admitting that his Arsenal squad was a bit light on the defensive side of things and suggesting that he may be adding to that area in the next week, there is some good news for the Gunners today, according to a report in The Express.

It had been said in various Arsenal transfer rumours recently that the Gunners were in danger of missing out on the Greece international Kostas Manolas, either because the Olympiakos centre back was concerned about his playing opportunities with Arsenal but more often because the Italian Serie A side Roma were about to beat us to his signature.

Arsenal on verge of signing World Cup star defender?

It appears that Arsene Wenger may not have been entirely honest last night, when he insisted that Arsenal were not really very close to signing any more players at the minute, when asked about his transfer plans after the battling draw with Besiktas in Istanbul.

He must have been working pretty damn quickly, if that was true, perhaps making a quick detour to Greece on the way home from Turkey because, according to a Metro report, the central defender Kostas Manolas is in London to complete his medical before becoming a Gunner some time this week.

Arsenal linked with a NEW centre-back target

Now that Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is looking for another centre-back after Thomas Vermaelen left Arsenal for Barcelona, it is no surprise that the papers are looking for new targets after it was revealed that Mats Hummels has been made captain at Dortmund so is definitely not available.

The latest defender to be linked is the 23 year-old Kostas Manolas from Olympiakos.The Greek international has been a regular in the top flight of Greek football for five years with AEK Athens and Olympiakos, so he may not be too keen to be demoted to fourth choice at Arsenal if it will put his international place at risk.

Campbell again pleas for Arsenal chance…..

Joel Campbell still hopes to make it at Arsenal! by Ash

After watching Olympiakos against Manchester United last night I realised two major things. Firstly, one that does not come across as something shocking at all, is that Manchester United are currently in a bigger crisis than Arsenal have ever recently been in, despite not coming under the same level of media attention. And secondly what a very good player Joel Campbell has the potential to be.

Joel Campbell – Arsenal’s latest secret weapon?

Arsenal must take Joel Campbell back next year! by Ash

If you watched Manchester United’s game against Olympiakos last night, then I’m sure it probably had something to do with the fact an Arsenal player was on the pitch. Whilst one former Gunner Robin Van Persie led the line for Manchester United, Olympiakos had their own Arsenal striker up front, with Joel Campbell playing for the Greek side at Old Trafford, and it was the youngster that stole the show with an excellent goal as United were humbled.

Bad news Arsenal – Suarez and Mitroglou sign new deals

The Arsenal boss will have to cross a couple of names of his transfer wish list for January, assuming that Arsene Wenger has such a thing, because two of the players that have been linked with a possible move to the Emirates stadium next month have just signed new extended contracts with their current clubs.

Konstantinos Mitroglou may not have been the front man most Arsenal fans were hoping the club would sign in the January transfer window, but I for one thought the Greek would be no tragedy. His recent form in front of goal is miraculous and he has performed in the Champions League to the same high standard that he has been setting in the not so well thought of Greek league for Olympiakos, while also firing his country to the World Cup.

Has Wenger hinted that Arsenal will go for Mitroglou in January?

Just days after claiming that he is very unlikely to bring in attacking reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed his admiration for the Olympiakos front man Konstantinos Mitroglou, who is also being targeted by fellow Premier League side Liverpool.

The 25-year old, who has scored 14 goals in 10 League matches so far this season, seems to have attracted Arsene Wenger’s attention during the Greek side’s Champions League encounters against Arsenal in the Group Stages last season and the Frenchman has reportedly kept a keen eye on him ever since. While the Gunners boss typically refused to talk about any potential move, he did reveal his admiration for the big Greek international.

Wenger – The ref was wrong of course but Arsenal got tired

Arsene Wenger saw his cobbled together team of reserves and misfits give a spirited display against Olympiakos in the first half of last nights match, but you could see that the lack of match fitness took its toll on the unusual Arsenal side in the second half.

Arsenal led 1-0 at half-time but the goalscorer Thomas Rosicky was replaced at half-time and the home side started playing with a little more urgency, and were rewarded when the referee mistakenly gave them a corner, which was obviously pounced upon by Wenger as he thinks it cost the Gunners the game. “We need a good Christmas present now.” he said, referring to the Knockout draw in December.

Olympiakos deserved to beat Arsenal, but does it matter?

Olympiacos 2 – 1 Arsenal report. A bad result but that’s not what this game was about. by KJ

After a few bad results, it’s refreshing to go into a game knowing that the result isn’t the most important thing. We’ve already qualified and it doesn’t really matter whether we get first or second. We were at a point going to win the group but some slack defending lost us the game at the end.

Would Arsenal fans swap places with Man City?

Arsene Wenger held a press conference yesterday before Arsenal face Olympiakos in the final match in the group stages of the Champions league. Wenger could be quite upbeat because the Gunners have already qualified for the next round, although it looks like it will only be in second place if Schalke avoid a shock result against Montpellier.

Wenger inevitably ended up talking about the previous match against Swansea in the Premier league rathner than tonights fixture, and the Frenchman was on good form. One thing he said made me do a double take, however. He must be joking, I thought, or does he really believe that.

Arsenal name VERY weak squad for Olympiakos game

We all knew that Arsene Wenger, having blamed Saturdays defeat on fatigue, would obviously be resting a few players for the midweek game in Athens, but did we really think he would leave this many at home!

Let Arsene tell you which of the Arsenal first-teamers he has given a rest to….. “Some players needed a rest because they were a bit on the fringe of injury, and some players are injured,” explained Wenger before travelling to Greece.

“When I count the injured players I speak about Podolski and Walcott. We needed to rest Wilshere, 100 per cent, and Cazorla, Arteta and Mertesacker played many games recently. They have been rested.

Imagine if Arsenal lose to Olympiakos and West Brom this week……

What happens if Arsenal lose their next two games? by Twig

Arsenal are in a crisis. Last season was unbearable – but Arsenal have shocked fans by proving that they can even ‘better’ last season’s horror showing. Surprisingly, the rot seemed to have been kicked off by a seemingly impressive 5-2 thumping of Tottenham. However, recent matches have shown that that scoreline was probably a fluke, which is even more credible given that Spurs played much of the match with 10 men.