Arsenal vs Olympiakos by Hassy

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Arsenal are in need to kick-start their Champions League campaign when hosting Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a hugely disappointing opening to the group stage when going down 2-1 at Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago. This will be the fourth time in seven seasons Arsenal have to do battle with Olympiakos. It should be a good thing for the Gunners through because they have a good history going against the Greeks, at least at home. The last meeting between them in North London produced a 3-1 win for the Gunners and they have won their last three in a row on home soil against the Greeks.


More positive news for Arsenal ahead of Tuesday’s fixture is that midfielder Francis Coquelin is fighting to return to fitness after a knee injury. Mathieu Flamini, though, is now missing after he suffered a hamstring problem during the win over Leicester. Olivier Giroud will also be absent following his sending off in Zagreb.


Olympiacos were beaten 3-0 against Bayern Munich on match day one and they weren’t great travellers last season. The Greeks lost all three of their group stage away matches last term and then they dropped to the UEFA Europa League and lost on the road at Dnipro. So they have now lost five away games in a row in the UEFA Champions League and a worryingly six in succession all European competition. Olympiakos midfielder Luka Milivojevic is suspended following his dismissal against Dnipro in last season's Europa League. Defender Manuel da Costa is also out with a knee injury.


Olympiakos have lost on their last 12 visits to the country, scoring just three times and conceding 37. The quality of Wenger’s men in attacking areas really should shine through, especially after Alexis Sánchez returned to form at the weekend with a hat-trick. I predict a convincing home win here which will see Arsenal register their first points on the board.

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Comments (9)
Obvious choice but risky one, Arsenal as a manager called Arsene Wenger... Didn't win last game in champions against Zagreb...Yes!! That world class team Zagreb...English clubs are quite pathetic...Big passion but no brains...And the best English clubs have to be managed by foreign coaches because they have no ability to do it...Just loads of money in the bank doesn't seem to be enough...Sad...The home of football deserved better...
Olympiakos as a Very good manager, do you know is name at least?
Good luck...
09/29/2015 - 16:41
Who cares what the manager of Olympiakos is called? The facts are Arsenal should blow them away and do so fairly easily.
09/29/2015 - 17:23
I think you should know is name...Just an opinion...
A Smaller team with a good manager is always dangerous...
But as a good Englishman that you are, with the usual British sense of superiority, that is not important...
Arsenal will blow them away just by the name...Arsenal...
My opinion, nothing personal...
Good luck!!!
09/29/2015 - 17:35
HAHAHA ,Arsenal?Who?Dinamo Zagreb-Arsenal 2:1 ,that Arsenal? aha,ok.
09/29/2015 - 17:55
Irrespective of Arsenal's poor result in the first game. Olympiakos have never won in England, have been poor wherever they travel so tipping Arsenal to win here isn't risky.
09/29/2015 - 20:08
hello from athens GREECE.the manager of greeks is called marco silva .i agree with hassy about the winner.olympiacos is very strong team here in GREECE "outside of the field".everybody i think understand what i wanna tell but i dont think that this counts today.good luck arsenal.
09/29/2015 - 20:21
So...Do you still dont know the name of the coach? I think you should...
09/30/2015 - 00:28
Olimpiakeeee....respect from Red Star fan!
09/30/2015 - 00:34
This is funny though. Typical Arsenal and britosh CHL so far. Theres no such thing, as a certain Arsenal win
09/30/2015 - 01:09
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