Nairaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / Login / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 1228732 members, 1612495 topics. Date: Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 08:07 AM

UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December - European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Entertainment / Sports / European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December (2334 Views)

Poll: Who Wins This Match?

Olympiakos: 38% (7 votes)
Arsenal: 44% (8 votes)
Draw: 16% (3 votes)
This poll has ended

Bradford City Vs Arsenal - (3 - 2) On Pens On 12th December 2012 / UCL: Chelsea Vs Valencia (3 - 0) On 6th December / Chelsea Vs Arsenal (3 - 5) On 29th October 2011 (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (Reply) (Go Down)

UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by mukina2: 11:13pm On Dec 05, 2011
Manager Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal must not worry about the players they have left behind as they look to finish their Champions League Group F campaign with victory over Olympiacos in Athens.

With qualification already secured for the knockout stages with one match to spare, Wenger elected to bring a mixed squad out to Greece - as the likes of captain Robin van Persie, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Alex Song all remained in London.

Despite only two of the starting XI from the weekend's Barclays Premier League 4-0 win at Wigan being in a youthful 18-man party which boarded the plane from Luton, Wenger insists Arsenal have not travelled to Greece just to make up the numbers.

"It is not who we left at home - it is who will play who is important. Before you make an early judgement, let's wait to see how our team will do,'' Wenger said."We have a very strong team. Many of the team have played in the first game against Olympiacos, so give the players who turn up some credit - they will produce a good performance.

"We are unbeaten and want to continue our run, and also to be respectful of everybody else in the group. We have a moral responsibility to play to win tomorrow.''

Midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has battled his way back to fitness following a serious knee injury.

The 19-year-old is relishing another opportunity to stake his claim for a regular first-team place in what is set to be a white-hot atmosphere at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.

"This is why you are playing for Arsenal, because you are used to dealing with this kind of stuff,'' said Ghana-born Frimpong, who came to England when he was eight and was brought up near Tottenham.

"When you are a professional footballer, you want to play in those kind of stadiums and environments.

"Tomorrow is going to be a test of character, not only for me but for others and we have to deal with it.''

The Greek side head into the game a point behind second-placed Marseille and knowing victory would send them into the last 16, provided OM do not win at Borussia Dortmund.

Olympiacos' former Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg will not underestimate the Gunners, whatever side they put out.

The Sweden international told www.uefa.com: "We have to try to win against Arsenal and then we'll see what happens in Dortmund.

"Arsenal are already through but I don't know if that'll be a big advantage.

"Who knows? Maybe Wenger will throw in all of the youngsters and they'll play an amazing game!

"We just don't know what they will do. They have a great squad and whoever plays it won't be easy for us to win. But we are playing at home and we'll focus on our own game. Hopefully we can get the win."


Match
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by honeric01(m): 10:34am On Dec 06, 2011
Arsenal go chop am, nobi mistake grin
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by itiswell1(m): 3:43pm On Dec 06, 2011
Its good arsenal is resting her players.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by purplekayc(m): 6:12pm On Dec 06, 2011
this will likely end up in a draw i know how arsenal plays grin grin
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by Scottx(m): 6:23pm On Dec 06, 2011
can someone tell me where to watch this game online?
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by purplekayc(m): 8:04pm On Dec 06, 2011
can someone tell me where to watch this game online?
where is your google.com?
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by mukina2: 9:14pm On Dec 06, 2011
goal for olympiakos
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by OJBABA1: 9:16pm On Dec 06, 2011
Does anyone have the line-up please
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by PoDeep(m): 9:20pm On Dec 06, 2011
Shucks! How did they score?
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by mukina2: 9:22pm On Dec 06, 2011
2 -0 now na wao
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by duduspace(m): 9:32pm On Dec 06, 2011
This is horrible, a side of Arsenal I never wanted to see again. Haba.
Are some of these players interested in the first team at all? undecided
very unprofessional performance.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by 4real(m): 9:34pm On Dec 06, 2011
we have players who have just told wenger that they need to be sold Chamakh, Fabianski, Squillaci,Djourou infact i dont know why djourou is still doing playing for us what a horrible player
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by diggz: 9:34pm On Dec 06, 2011
Aunty Muki, sorry o!
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by PoDeep(m): 9:36pm On Dec 06, 2011
Let us pray.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by proudly9ja(m): 9:37pm On Dec 06, 2011
Na footballers we put for field so?
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by mukina2: 9:41pm On Dec 06, 2011
geeeez the keeeper dey maddttt oh angry shocked

chei see useless goals what is he doing outside in the first place angry
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by mukina2: 9:43pm On Dec 06, 2011
mannone used to be good na shocked see rubbish angry angry

abeg ohh keep him faaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from the first team
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by duduspace(m): 9:51pm On Dec 06, 2011
I actually feel a bit sorry for Mannone, he just completely lost his bearing and didn't know he was back in his box. grin grin
He was brave to come out initially.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by duduspace(m): 9:58pm On Dec 06, 2011
Chei, we can't afford to lose Santos for long o.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by 4real(m): 10:02pm On Dec 06, 2011
wonder why Djourou is not injured and off for like 3 yrs
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by duduspace(m): 10:03pm On Dec 06, 2011
Thank you jare Benayoun and Ignasi, at least some people know what it means to play for Arsenal.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by mukina2: 10:03pm On Dec 06, 2011
benayoun scores
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by mukina2: 10:35pm On Dec 06, 2011
3 - 1
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by duduspace(m): 10:40pm On Dec 06, 2011
Thank God Marseille took their future into their own hands jare, our boys were a major letdown today.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by proudly9ja(m): 10:41pm On Dec 06, 2011
Why didn't we start Miguel at LB?
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by duduspace(m): 10:44pm On Dec 06, 2011
proudly9ja:

Why didn't we start Miguel at LB?
Possibly trying to head off accusations of disrespecting the competition by playing too many youth players, the way we started more than did that though. grin
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by Tzulu(f): 10:46pm On Dec 06, 2011
Drama in Dortmund! Two goals in two minutes for Marseille rescue their Champions League campaign and they are through as it stands at Olympiakos's expense despite the Greeks' fine win over Arsenal. Heartbreak.
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by sshalom(m): 11:29pm On Dec 06, 2011
Three silly defensive mistakes and a lame duck Chamack cost Arsenal a point in the game. Anyway, it was a good workout for the fringe guys!
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by txh(m): 11:41pm On Dec 06, 2011
Arsenal is the best grin
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by purplekayc(m): 12:22am On Dec 07, 2011
irrelevant
 
Re: UCL: Olympiakos Vs Arsenal (3 - 1) On 6th December by Reference(m): 8:58am On Dec 07, 2011
This match has said many things. One, Arsenal lacks depth. See what Barca did with their B team. Two, all the senior boys that player are totalled. Chamakh, Djorou, Arshavin should be retailed at massive discount. Third, it is a mistake to de-energise a rising club. If Arsenal had perfected its first team play then you could give them a rest. But with the exception of RVP all others should be playing as many matches as are available. With five new squad members its too early in the season to rest players.

With their history of spectacular momentum and form loss I won't be surprised if this loss creeps into the first team against Everton on the weekend.

(0) (1) (Reply)

Everton V Man Utd [3 - 1] On Saturday 20th February / Chelsea Vs Aston Villa On Sunday, January 2nd; 2.30pm / Why Is Messi Better Than Ronaldo?

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See Nairalist and How To Advertise. 45
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.