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Team News: Arsenal vs. Olympiacos

Arsenal look to make amends for their poor display against Chelsea at the weekend by taking 3 points in tonight`s Champions League group game vs. Olympiacos and there by putting ourselves in a great position in the group stages.

After a mistake ridden performance in the 2-1 home loss to The Blues Arsene Wenger`s army will be looking to bounce back immediately.

Laurent Koscielny was the cause of much wailing and gnashing of teeth at the weekend after a couple of errors gifted Chelsea the win. Many expected him to be benched tonight with the excellent Mertesacker finding his way back into the team, however BFG will miss out after suffering from illness.

This could be a blessing in disguise as Koscielny is given a chance at redemption.

Here`s the team for the game.

Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Coquelin, Cazorla, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Podolski.

Subs: Shea, Santos, Djourou, Arshavin, Ramsey, Walcott, Giroud.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday October 3 2012
Time: 7:25PM

Comments

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Looks a strong side, tbh. The manager looks to have taken the attitude that this is a game we must win with little option for excuses. Expectedly, Coquelin slots in for Diaby/Arteta (I suspect Arteta will play a little bit further up the pitch tonight. Well, one can only wish the side good luck then.
Naijagunner
03/10/2012 19:31:00
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At work. Won't be able to watch it Live but i have my DVR to get a full taste of the game.
Arseniger
03/10/2012 19:39:00
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The rain pouring so relentlessly can't be such a good thing, can it? We need to get the transition from back to forwards right; yet to test their defenders or keeper and we should have by now.
Naijagunner
03/10/2012 19:53:00
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This is just too even for comfort. I think we need a proper top striker who will always be in and about the box, waiting for crosses and keeping CBs pinned back. Gervinho, for all his all-action style, loses the ball too much for that role. We need to start to impose our game or these chaps grow in confidence.
Naijagunner
03/10/2012 20:15:00
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That was a poor 1st half from the Arsenal. Lucky to be going in level at the break. Things need to turn around drastically for the 2nd.
prits
03/10/2012 20:33:00
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1-1. Still, not convincing; this way, the Greeks will feel they have a chance in the 2nd Half. They have had more goal attempts and we have just not looked serious in defending. Going forward, we haven't been incisive and prefer just keeping possession instead of exploiting gaps that appear. It will be a very nervy 2nd half.
Naijagunner
03/10/2012 20:39:00
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Much better second half. Would have liked to see a more comfortable game for us seeing as we have put out our full squad, bar a couple of players, with West ham to come.
Naijagunner
03/10/2012 21:39:00
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Plenty of improvements needed, but result in the bag, so thats a relief. I was nervous when Vermaelen attacked at least 3-4 times in the 2nd half, wondering what he was doing there.
prits
03/10/2012 21:41:00
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In that 1st half Chamberlain looked like he was too busy concentrating on doing his job right, and forgot to play football and have fun. For him his job was to keep the right side tight and cover when Jenkinson went forward - most of the time Jenkinson was further forward than him. You can't play football like that in that position or you're not going to be finding any opportunities. We played badly 1st half, but still came away winning 3-1.
Arsenales F.C
03/10/2012 21:44:00
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Where has the exciting Oxlade-Chamberlain gone? Or, better still, what have they done with him?
Naijagunner
03/10/2012 23:08:00
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