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Arsenal were denied top spot in Champions League Group B as Olympiacos came from behind to win 2-1 at the Stadio Karaiskaki. More
Manager: Leonardo Jardim
Manager: Arsène Wenger
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Good first half performace from several players with Rosicky outstanding. Shame he had to be protected following injury because the game turned with his departure with a loss of experience in midfield. He was instrumental in Arsenals surge to qualify last year so am surpised he is often on the fans list of mediocre players to be got rid of. I too feel sorry for Ramsey the but of much understandable frustration. An honest, young, hard working player who is rebuiding his career-and nothing is going right at the moment but he will come good if taken out of the firing line for a while. His play is slow because he lacks confidence. Gervinho worked very hard and protected Meade first half but got lost in the reshuffle he remains an inigma. As for Chamakh the gel he plaster to no effect on his hair reminds me of his control of the ball. He is too slow and if this was a shop window-it must have been a pound shop! Meade looked good for 60 minutes until Gervinho wandered off leaving him 2 players. Sqillaci lived up to his reputation. Djourou has faults but unless injured would have given more pace. At least we wont face Real in the next round! Llorente or Ba would be my choice for Jan! Not sure that Steve Bould or any of the famous 5 is right to be this teams defensive coach- drilled off side and crunching tackles from behind were fine in the 90's but would be red cards today. Needs a more modern, pressing team approach to defending. How about Vermaelan or koscielny as DMF until we can sign a specialist for that job?
I have sent four comments with constructive crtisism.Does anyone vet these ?? None have appeared. Get rid of Steve Bould.....he's supposed to coach defenders....look at his face in the dugout....he's mesmarised. Appoint D Matteo, NOW. He can coach and be groomed as a future manager. Get ris of the 6' 7' German...slow as a cart horse and he only ' plays for himself' not the team. He slows the game down to his walking pase and then only delivers 50/50 balls. He really is a liability. January...hopefully another strong central defender/ a similar player to win the ball in mid/field and a striker.
Olympiacos are a very good team,Arsenal had an extremely tough match in the 3-1 home win,when Gervinho played very well.Olympiacos are 20 points clear at the top of the Greek Super League and have a very talented team and must feel unfortunate not to have progressed in the competition.
This is the worst Arsenal squad I have seen for 20 years. Wenger stumbles along blindly ignoring the problems staring him in the face. He has his way of playing football,but he doesn't have the players to implement it now he has sold his best players. Arsenal need a new leader.
I would say he was trying to rest Rosicky ahead of a must win game on Saturday don't forget its only his 2nd game back
Need to offload Arshavin and Chamakh also jenkinson looks lost a full back, on the positive side Rosicky and Vermaelen played well. I feel sorry for Ramsey nothing is goin for him at the moment he needs to relax and try to play his natural game
Its pitty we cant have more Cazorlas or Rosickys. :)
Wenger must accept that he no longer have those tactics he used to have when he coached the players like Patrick Veira, Edu, Thiery Henry, and the game was orgainsed and fans like Arsenal so much. Believe me or not Presidents like Paul Kagame of Rwanda are supporters of Arsenal and the current formation of Arsenal has demoralised every supporter of Arsenal in every part of the world. Wenger must be changed totally from coarching the club. Gama SOUTH SUDAN
Arsenal = Podolski + Mertesacker !!!
The only reason why Arsenal wont win the champions league is because they are pants lol knocked out next match then domestic cups available lol - so funny and what a loss....
Cmon Asene get in the real world, telling supporters who spend money they can ill afford to squander, that the Players who earn thousands of pounds a month are TIRED i personally think that is an INSULT to all Supporters of football not just arsenal, the sooner players are on performance related wages the better, a true supporter hurts after a defeat you see these players out on the raz 2 hours after playing , if there so tired they would surely be better off going home to bed, FROM A VERY CONCERNED TRUE GUNNER //////////////
So what! They are still in the Champions League and into the last 16. Anything can happen from here! Football is unpredictable,Celtic defeat Barcelona but draw with Arbroath in the Scottish cup! Anything can happen so there is no reason why Arsenal cannot still win the Champions League.
What a very poor Arsenal team.
Wenger + Squillacci + Gervinho = a sure losing formula. I don't remember seeing Arsenal not losing when those three are combined, rather they look like a third division side. I'm disgusted with Wenger arrogance and i think he's now the main reason why the team is having a bad run and it won't change as long as he is around. He is the one responsible of bringing tose kind of players and letting go the best of Arsenal players. I' m an Arsenal fan, i don't live in England and i think that the fans should boycott the team to force them to a real change. W.E.N.G.E.R. O.U.T.!!!!! If the owners and the Board are happy mith his managerial policies then they should leave too. The team should be owned by the fans like Barcelona and believe me, YOU CAN DO IT...
at least better than city :)
every time when arsenal and CHEAPSKATE IDIOT wenger lose - IT IS WONDERFUL DAY !
Imagine Rosicky was playing well and he removed him. What does he want to loose. Instead of to remove Ramsey that cannot shoot at the edge of the box. I guess he is now use to failure or he wants to meet Barca again. Excuse will be Man city is out and maybe Cheasea is out. Just spoiled my night. Before we loose after playing a beautiful game but now we don,t need even play good game and we loose. So unhappy. Next year we will not get top 4
Well done Olympiacos, from a Spurs fan.
Might have been a weakened side but what did Chamakh, The Ox, Arshavin, Gervinho . Vermaelin did not lead the back four who were very badly organised. Ramsey again a waste of space, could not find his man, Presented the first goal on a plate with his chest down of the ball. All the times I have watched Arsenal Ramsey has never impressed. The only decent contribution came from Rosicky. Steve Bould was a great defender but he is not a defensive coach.
Please can we sell ramsey. He is not a top 4 player. he should be playing at reading. Song was his biggest mistake. No player can take that position . experiences matter. You did not win a cup and you sold your Song to a team that has more midfielder and won a cup. You are really not ambitious. pls lets get an ambitious manager even if he don't win be you will see the zeal to win cups. Wenger does not want to win a cup anymore.
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On the pitch for barely a minute when he bent a gorgeous strike into the far corner for the winning goal.