The 26-year old was largely invisible during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Matchday one but his newfound confidence is likely to spell trouble for the Greek side.
“You have to win your home games if you want to qualify from the group stage, it is simple as that”, Wenger said on Monday.
“We have an opponent, we can not afford to drop points against anybody at home”.
Given their next European fixtures are home and away ties against Bayern Munich, Wenger accepts it is now all or nothing for his team when they run out at the Emirates Stadium.
“I think I have plenty of players who are world class but you always have to understand what the definition of that is”.
The Chile worldwide will therefore be confident of maintaining his fine form ahead of their Champions League clash against Olympiakos this Tuesday, and Oxlade-Chamberlain is hoping to match his team-mates level after Arsene Wenger urged him to have more belief in his abilities.
Tottenham, meanwhile, must now regroup for the visit of Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime. Is that an influence or not? We have to wait a little bit longer.
“But a second year without us being successful, then you could come to proper conclusions”.
“No, I am not upset because it wasn’t our mistakes, it was great quality from (Arsenal)”, said Ranieri.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that the intensity of the Premier League can damage English clubs’ campaigns in Europe. “It seems like a lot has happened in between that but at the same time, in my opinion, I would have wanted more to have happened in that time, so it gives me motivation and hunger to do more“. “I will have to analyse that and make my decisions”.
“I was watching him last season with Thierry Henry and we agreed that when he plays, Arsenal are a real force”.
With Mathieu Flamini picking up a knock at the weekend and Francis Coquelin on the way back, the latter should come in to midfield alongside Santi Cazorla. That’s what my dad says as well.
“Overall he is a striker who is mobile and works hard for the team and when the team plays well he can score goals”.