Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger proved to be delighted of the match the Gunners played against Olympiakos and declared that it was an excellent piece of experience for the young footballers which had the chance to play against the Greek side last night.
“It was a fantastic experience, they realise what intensity that you need at this level and some young players have shown good things,” said the Frenchman.
“But there was a bit of lack of experience and maturity in midfield where you need to hold the ball better when we were under pressure.”
“We had the early chances, but Olympiakos played a very committed game and made a good battle,” he said.
“We lost too many balls in the first half and overall became a bit insecure.
“We could sense there was something more at stake for Olympiakos than us, and that made a difference.
“Overall Olympiakos deserved to win, but unfortunately for them it is not enough to qualify.”
Wenger seems to be forgetting the fact that this fantastic experience came at a really big price given Santos’ injury. According to the Frenchman the injury it’s a harsh one which may keep the Brazilian defender out for a while, so Wenger should be a bit more worried about this because Arsenal already plays without a right-back and now they’ll have to play without a left-back as well.