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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Team News

Arsenal take on Olympiacos in Match Day 2 of the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

The Gunners hope to follow up their impressive, yet somewhat disappointing draw in Dortmund with 3 points at home to the Greek side.

Arsene Wenger hands Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain his first CL outing as he seems to look to rest a key player or two.

Here`s how the two teams line up.

13 Szczesny
03 Sagna
04 Mertesacker
11 Santos
07 Rosicky
08 Arteta
15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
17 Song
23 Arshavin
26 Frimpong
29 Chamakh
21 Fabianski
25 Jenkinson
28 Gibbs
16 Ramsey
39 Coquelin
09 Park Chu-Young
10 Van Persie

17 Costanzo
04 Mellberg
23 Marcano
35 Torosidis
07 Ibagaza
08 Fejsa
19 David Fuster
20 Holebas
31 Orbaiz
10 Djebbour
14 Mirallas
42 Megyeri
03 Modesto
21 Papadopoulos
92 Potouridis
77 Makoun
93 Abdoun
09 Pantelic

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 28 2011

Time: 7:39PM

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28/09/2011 19:57:00

Defense gone AWOL again!
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28/09/2011 20:18:00

Man, why can't we sort our defence out.
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28/09/2011 20:52:00

FFS put RvP on for the last 30 min and have him have a go at the Greeks they are there for the taking, but to be fair so are we....
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28/09/2011 21:02:00

Watching the Chelsea game on TV as I can't get the Arsenal game. Seeing Mata playing for them pains me to say the least.
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28/09/2011 21:07:00

I feel the same way Armory, but we have who we have. In true Arsenal style I'm turning my eye to the future before this match is even won, but Marseille is currently leading Dortmund 3-Nil. yeah, the same Dortmund we held to an uncomfortable draw.
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28/09/2011 21:26:00

Decent result truth be told. The kind of results we need to keep grinding out to return to form. We had abit of a wobble for 20 minutes, but everyone put a shift in (even Arshavin tried in the second half after being a lazy sob in the 1st). Very impressed with The Ox both on and off the field.
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28/09/2011 23:50:00

gonna get hammered on Sunday.
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29/09/2011 00:02:00

I thought the defensive performance was very professional, especially in the 2nd half. After the final whistle, Per Mertesacker had Song in a long hard hug, showing delight with their successful pairing. That was a nice touch. I hope we get stronger from this game.
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29/09/2011 00:16:00

wow check that scrawny chicken strutting.
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29/09/2011 00:20:00

Roast chicken for Sunday anyone....?
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29/09/2011 09:26:00

Could be worse, smithdj; we could have spent lots more money on players during the close season and then drawn with a Valencia side which has sold its best players. Or, spent billions of pounds in the last few years and lost to Bayern Munich (and have a 250k/week striker on strike). Or be champions of England, make a flying start to the season, and blow a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 at home to FC Basle of Switzerland.
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