After Saturday’s disappointing result at home to Chelsea, the Gunners will be looking to bounce-back on Wednesday night when Olympiakos come to town.
The Greek side are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Greek Superleague having won every game this season and will definitely want to come away with something from the game, having lost in week one against Schalke. However, the boss must be confident heading in to Wednesday’s game, having had the better of the Greek side in recent years.
“The players are focused and disappointed that we lost the game,’ the Arsenal manager said on Tuesday. “They are still down of course, but we have a Champions League game in front of us at home and we want to put things right.”
Arsenal will be keen to make it two wins out of two in Europe and take a stranglehold of the group, having beaten Montpellier in round one. However, the Gunners make be a little short in midfield as Abou Diaby has been ruled out for three weeks and Mikel Arteta faces a late fitness test ahead of the game at the Emirates.
Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla will be looking to build on their impressive starts to their Arsenal’s careers and will both have a huge influence on the game. Olympiakos simply will not be able to cope with the short, sharp passing from the Gunners. Hopefully Olivier Giroud will get a chance to start and build on his maiden goal for the club.