Cech – Arsenal are already in the knockout stages

Petr Cech has vast experience in the Champions League and has come away with a winners medal and a runners-up medal with Chelsea. Now he wants to try and emulate that success with this Arsenal side, but first of all we have to reach the knockout stages.

According to Petr, the final Group game in Athens is already a knockout game. He told Arsenal.com: “We are obviously delighted with the way we managed to win our game and with the fact Bayern Munich put in a strong performance and won their game.

“That is what we needed in today’s round. We did our bit, they did their bit and it is now a grand finale for us in the last game, and we are literally entering the play-off already. So we are going into a play-off situation and we know what we need to get so hopefully we will be ready for that.”

The task is simple. We just have to go and break down a dogged Olympiakos in a hostile atmosphere in two weeks time and win by two clear goals. Cech thinks that Arsenal now have the confidence to go and do exactly that to go through. “Well, they were very efficient when they played here,” Cech continued. “so we know if we create chances, play our game and put them under pressure, we have a chance to score our goals in the game and make the difference we need. So we can go in a confident mood because a few rounds ago we were almost out of the competition and now we have everything in our hands to progress. That is the situation, which is actually good for us.”

We certainly know exactly what the task is ahead, and much has been made of the fact that we have played there three times recently, and have yet to win, but as far as I remember, two of those games were after we had already qualified. Wenger assures us it will be different this time. “Sometimes when we played at Olympiacos we had already qualified, this time we go to Olympiacos heading to qualify. It will be tough but we have to believe we can do it and I believe we can do it.”

Wenger believes,Cech believes it, and we all believe it to!

Onwards and Upwards!

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  1. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    Well, olympiacos manager, goalkeeper and fants also believe they will get the result needed to progress so our actually belief makes no difference 🙁 🙁
    Btw. what if zagreb beats bayern by 6goals…will they qualify ahead of arsenal or olympiacos??!
    I dnt understand this champions league qualification stuff 🙁 🙁 🙁
    I beseech u admin to please write an article on that. am talking for a good number of us here 😀 😀

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Stop tripping on zegrab beating Munich 6nil,
      They will need more than steroids to achieve that!
      More like an Arnold Schwarzenegger with a 9 millimeter,
      Uzi machine gun ??

      Arsenal need to win by two clear goals or by the same score that Olympiakos beat us 3-2… also a 4-3… 5-4 etc etc will see us through, as long as we score 3 or more in the win!

      1. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

        thank u fatboy..that shouldnt be hard..the win i mean 🙂

        1. Fatboy Gooney says:

          ? Oh dear! ?
          Are you sure that you understood? ?
          We need to by 2 clear goals or a win with at least 3 goals scored by us …eg .. 3-2 ? ?

          If Arsenal win 1-0 or 2-1 .. we don’t go through!

          1. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

            ohh, now that aint as easy as i first thought 🙁 🙁
            we need stereoids for the players!

  2. Fatboy Gooney says:

    We have a chance if We have a fully fit Arsenal squad,
    But for sure Olympiakos will park a mountain of a Bus!
    Anyways, that’s two weeks away, Back to concentrating on the premier league.


  3. Jazlon says:

    OT….for a few seconds…….
    Watching barca….Goodness me…suarez neymar messi…truelly outstanding trio…suarez is just a beast….

    We can have a similar front 3- sanchez Walcott welbeck/Ox

    Yes we can not compare the 2 trios…..but our front 3 is interchangeable and can all score goals..with blistering pace…I think pace alone we’d have the fastest front 3 in Europe (imagine wenger decides to get auba holy moly)

    Left out Campbell cause he aint as explosive or direct as the three above as he has more technical ability and somewhat plays more intricately…well I guess we’ll have to wait for atleast Jan to try it out…

    I do not want to discredit giroud or something I love what he contributes and is lethal on his day…..but it seems as though alexis plays better with theo as our striker, as theo tends to drift out wide, leaving space in the middle to penetrate…as a defender you p**sing in your pants…oh well that’s just my 2 cents

    I think we’ll progress to the R16. its wenger’s speciality after all….you heard how disappointed alexis was last season even when winning the FA ..he wants that CL crown….and so too does ozil…I think they’ll go guns blazing to Greece..

    I think if wilshere,coq,rosisky and welbeck is back and we still in the mix in terms of CL…we can give it a shot….

    injury curse leave us alone……

    Leeeesssss doooo riisss amigo’s


  4. SoOpa AeoN says:

    TaLk Norwich !……….. Forget the knockout 4 now

  5. a-star says:

    bayern munich did us a great favour..thanks..ps we will not return the favour when we meet in the final.

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