“It puts us in a bad position but we are still in it”, he added.
After going behind, the home side dominated possession, but a combination of a few slow build-up play and their opponents’ resilience and organisation in defence made them a hard proposition to break down. The goal was wiped out within minutes as Alexis Sanchez fed Theo Walcott, who drove in from close range to level the scores.
Arsene Wenger is the 1st Manager to lose 50 Champions league games… make that 51 and counting!!
Olympiacos coach Marco Silva hailed his players for a monumental victory and does not want to now set a target for where his team can go in the competition.
They face back-to-back games with Bayern Munich having already lost their opening two games. “Every time Arsenal scored we were there and we answered with a goal of our own”.
“I believe that a few aspects of our game were quite good, but we lacked quality in our defensive concentration”.
The petition reads: “Last night we hit an all time low as Arsenal fans, losing to Olympiacos in the Champions League was the final straw for many Arsenal fans, lies, arrogance, neglect, and a blatant disregard for the thoughts and feelings for all the loyal fans, you name it Arsene Wenger has done it”.
“The turning point at 2-2 is we give them a goal again straight away”. “I felt we were a bit exposed”.
Goalkeeper Ospina was preferred to number one Cech and it was his inexplicable fumble that led to the visitors’ second goal.
Speaking to the media at his post match press conference late last night, Wenger confirmed to Arsenal.com that Koscielny has indeed suffered a hamstring injury which will make his a major doubt for Sunday’s crucial showdown with United.
The 27-year-old has yet to feature in the Premier League this season but played in the League Cup win over Spurs.
“No keeper is mistake-free”.
The 51-year-old was particularly upset with the decision to rest Petr Cech, as reported by The Express, with back-up goalkeeper David Ospina’s blunder ultimately costing the Gunners.
The Gunners signed Cech from champions Chelsea over the summer and after a shaky start the 6ft5 star has showed his class with a number of important performances.
“It’s a farce. Ospina played 19 games last season, kept 14 clean sheets”.
“I make these decisions and the selections for the team, and I am responsible for it. We can not select the team by getting everyone’s opinion and making a poll”, said a defiant Wenger. And I know many things that you don’t know.