Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal thrashed but Chelsea secure much-needed win
Nov05

Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal thrashed but Chelsea secure much-needed win

Arsenal suffered a club-record equalling defeat in Europe as they were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Goals from Robert Lewandowski, David Alaba, Arjen Robben and a Thomas Muller brace has put the Gunners’ in a tough position to qualify. Arsene Wenger’s side, who had made it 4-1 with Olivier Giroud’s fifth goal in six games, are bottom of the group and six points behind second-placed Olympiacos,...

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Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal beat Bayern and Chelsea draw in Kiev
Oct21

Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal beat Bayern and Chelsea draw in Kiev

Arsenal defied the odds to claim a historic 2-0 win over Bayern Munich to keep their hopes of qualifying for the last-16 of the Champions League alive. Goals from substitute Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil sealed a much-needed three points for the Gunners on a thrilling night at the Emirates. On a run of 12 consecutive wins in all competitions, it looked inconceivable that Arsene Wenger’s side could topple the German champions. Manuel...

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Champions League Awards: Week 2
Oct01

Champions League Awards: Week 2

Team of the Week: Olympiacos Arsenal succumbed to a second straight Champions League defeat at the hands of an impressive Olympiacos side who recorded their first ever victory in England. Whilst it was a poor performance from Arsene Wenger’s men, nothing should be taken away from the Greek champions who attacked with purpose and showed some great creativity and defensive resilience. Goals from Felipe Pardo, Alfred Finnbogason and an...

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Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal and Chelsea both beaten
Sep30

Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal and Chelsea both beaten

Arsenal became the victim of Olympiacos’ first ever win in England following a 3-2 loss at the Emirates Stadium. The Greeks took a first half lead when a corner to the edge of the box wasn’t picked up by the Gunners, and Felipe Pardo was on hand to strike the ball into the far hand corner. However, this lead lasted all of two minutes, as Theo Walcott continued his fine scoring form to equalise. With five minutes remaining before half...

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Champions League Preview & Prediction: Arsenal vs Olympiacos
Sep29

Champions League Preview & Prediction: Arsenal vs Olympiacos

Arsenal host Olympiacos in the second game of the Champions League group stage with both looking to get off the mark in Group F. The Gunners are going in search of their first win in this season’s competition after suffering a surprise 2-1 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb last time out. However, Arsene Wenger’s side come into this match off of an impressive 5-2 weekend victory against Premier League surprise packages Leicester;...

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Olympiacos: What you need to know about Arsenal’s Champions League opponents
Sep29

Olympiacos: What you need to know about Arsenal’s Champions League opponents

How did they qualify? Olympiacos are regulars in the Champions League and sealed their participation in this year’s tournament by again winning the Greek Superleague. The Athens side have won 13 of the 15 titles on offer since the turn of the century, but domestic dominance has not yet translated to European success. Last season they finished 12 points clear of their bitter rivals Panathinaikos, losing just four of their 34 games and...

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