Arsenal´s trip to Aston Villa IDEAL for Giroud says Wenger

Having scored his first ever hat-trick for Arsenal on his way to a well deserved Man of the Match award and getting the Gunners into the knockout stage of the Champions League, Arsene Wenger wants his fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud to carry on and keep getting more goals on a consistent basis.

But even though the boss spoke very highly of the centre forward and his qualities in a report on the Arsenal website, he also made it quite clear that the big French forward would have to share the central striking duties with his smaller and faster team mate Theo Walcott.

Arsenal Lucky? Yes but for just ONE key Champions League moment

After Arsenal pulled off the great escape in Greece last night, Arsene Wenger spoke about the game and suggested that getting through when all the odds had been stacked against us could mean that this will be our lucky year in the Champions League.

I am not too sure about that but you could definitely say that we were due a bit of good luck. After all we were handed a group with one of the big favourites Bayern Munich and then the only luck we had in the first two games was bad. I still feel that Giroud’s red card was very harsh, there were deflected goals and we just did not get the rub of the green.

Delighted Arsenal boss hails PERFECT penalty taker

Arsene Wenger was clearly delighted with his Arsenal team last night and he had every reason to be as, to a man, the Gunners stepped up and put in a real shift to claim a first away win over Olympiacos and pip the Greek champions into second spot in the Champions League group.

Wenger hailed the performance as a real team effort, which it certainly was, but he also had some extra words of praise of the hat-trick hero Olivier Giroud. The France international striker probably felt that he owed his manager as well, after getting sent off away to Dinamo Zagreb in the first group game and helping to get Arsenal into the tough position we were in.

Flamini has MASSIVE job for Arsenal in Greece

While a lot of the talk and emphasis from Arsenal as we prepare for the crunch clash with Olympiacos in Greece tonight has been on the attacking side of our game, the Gunners cannot abandon the other side of the game. So it will be a big night for the back four and the keeper Petr Cech because an Olympiacos goal means we have to score at least three times.

But with all the focus on Arsenal creating and scoring goals against the Greek champions, I think the mist important position in our team is that of the defensive midfielder. I assume it will be Mathieu Flamini with Aaron Ramsey in the box-to-box role and it is vital that the Frenchman has a good game.

Giroud says Arsenal are Gunner rescue Champions League dream!

We all know that Arsenal are up against the odds tonight, as we prepare for a must win game away to Olympiacos. The manager and players are no exception although they know that they will only have themselves to blame for the way we set about the first two group games.

While our France international centre forward accepts that it will require a Herculean effort from the Gunners tonight, Olivier Giroud also spoke with real belief about Arsenal being able to do it and prove the doubters wrong. His comments reported in the Daily Mail also alluded to the current injury crisis at the club.

Bullish Wenger backs Arsenal to be Greek legends

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players know full well what they have to do against Olympiacos in Greece tonight. Only a win will do and we must get enough goals as well so the tactics should be fairly simple and it should make for an exciting game from the Gunners.

The manager does know that Arsenal have a tough task though and that history is against us after we lost all of the three previous away games against the Greek club. But Wenger was bullish ahead of the game and wanted to channel the great Champions League away games we have seen in recent years, such as beating the great Bayern Munich in Germany and nearly rescuing our UCL dream away to Monaco last year.

Arsenal fans accuse Wenger of THROWING Champions League

If Arsene Wenger was fully committed to Arsenal doing as well as possible and going as far as possible in the Champions League, you would think that the Frenchman would pick his strongest possible team for every game in the group stage. And that definitely means Cech, not Ospina.

But just because the boss has chosen to rotate his squad for the first two games, does that really mean that he is not at all interested in the competition, other than the annual money it brings in? Well some Arsenal fans seem to think so, as a Metro report shows some of the things posted by Gooners on social media.

The teams for Arsenal to avoid and hope for in Champions League

Arsenal have advanced through to the Champions League group stages for another consecutive season under Arsene Wenger after two thrilling legs against Fenerbahce in the qualification round. A 3-0 win in Istanbul and then a 2-0 win at the Emirates saw the Gunners progress rather easily win a 5-0 win on aggregate. But now we come to the real competition, where Champions League nights begin and the atmosphere roars around the stadium! Who could we face in the Champions’ League group stages this year?