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  • Arsenal 2-1 Olympiakos: Chamberlain, Santos great-strike, Fuster header

    Arsenal grab narrow victory when facing Olympiakos. Play a relatively more dominant, winning the possession ball 58:42, Arsenal won with a score of 2-1.

    The Gunners started the game without several key pillars such as Robin van Persie, who sat on the bench, and Gervinho and Theo Walcott are injured. Arsene Wenger's squad landing did start well and straight ahead through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andre Santos.

    Olympiakos had time to take advantage of loopholes in the Arsenal defense and mempertipis position to be 1-2 through David Fuster. The score lasted until half-time and eventually the match as if it last in the first round.

    Not many things happen in the second half, but Arsenal managed to maintain their advantage and get the three points. These results make Arsenal stay in second place of Group F with a value of 4, while the remains are bottom with a value of 0. Peak position is still held Olympique Marseille, who at the same beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0, with 6 points.

    The game

    In the match that took place at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday (09/28/2011), Arsenal winning when the game has been running for eight minutes.

    The feed from the left side of Alex Song received by Chamberlain in front of the penalty box. The combination of gocekan Chamberlain and bad ways to survive Olympiakos defenders resulted in a left foot kick the young Arsenal midfielder. Chamberlain was kicking the ball entered the left side Olympiakos goalkeeper.

    Olympiakos almost equalized if Mikel Arteta is not in the right position. A kick that dropped in front of goal Arsenal had right blocked in front of the goal line.

    Advantage Arsenal duplicated by Andre Santos in the 19th minute. Goal was preceded by a puncture Santos himself from the left side. Initially, he intends to give the ball to Marouane Chamakh, but the passing ball were driven by Olympiakos defender.

    The waste ball ended up falling back to his feet, and through a left leg kick, Santos making nets Olympiakos back to vibrate.

    Left two goals behind, Olympiakos reacted quickly. Through a feed from the left side, David Fuster release header from inside the penalty box. Heading was unable to be driven Wojciech Szczesny. Score was changed to 2-1.

    At the beginning of the second half, the game runs relatively balanced. Olympiakos had a golden opportunity on 62 minutes through Vasilis Torosidis hard kick from outside the penalty box. From the right side of the field, Torosidis kick off the left foot, the ball curved towards the Arsenal goal, but finally just hit the crossbar.

    Andrei Arshavin also get a chance to score a goal in minute 66. Unfortunately for him, kicking his left foot from inside the box can still be ignored by Franco Costanzo. Kicking the ball gag failed pursued by Carroll.

    Despite entering Robin van Persie, who last weekend scored two goals against Bolton, Arsenal knocked the power remains the same. Scores did not change. This match ended Arsenal to victory with the score 2-1.

    Teams Line-up:

    Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Song, Mertesacker, Santos; Frimpong, Arteta; Arshavin (Gibbs 83), Rosicky, Chamberlain (Ramsey 67), Carroll (Van Persie 71).

    Olympiakos: Costanzo; Mellberg, Ibagaza, Fejsa, Djebbour, Mirallas (Abdoun 75), David Fuster (Pantelic 80), Holebas, Marcano, Orbaiz (Modesto 75), Torossidis.


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