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Groggy Arsenal

Groggy Arsenal

Arsenal slumped to a miserable defeat to Greek leaders Olympiacos in a very vacillating match, in which the latter became victorious in London.

This is an Arsenal side tipped for Premier League glory but has now slumped to two successive losses in the Champions League this campaign.

Arsenal came from behind twice but failed to score a third equalizer after responding to a Felipe Pardo strike and a horrendous own goal from David Ospina, with Finnbogason completing the rout in the sixty-sixth minute- less than a minute after Alexis Sanchez grabbed an equaliser.

Wenger’s side had everything going for them. The possession was outright in their favour but with no end product to show for it, cost them dire points in the elite competition. 19 shots compared to the Greek side’s nine showed who the dominant side were but once again Arsenal failed to convert in the final third.

Although it’s not exactly hard to believe that Arsenal have suffered yet another horrendous defeat in Europe, it’s difficult to understand why they continue to lose to lesser opposition. David Ospina’s poor positional awareness cost his team a goal from what was an unconvincing clearance.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to play Ospina ahead of Petr Cech in what was a crucial game is being questioned by many. There is no doubt that the Frenchman wanted to keep hold of the Colombian international as his future was put in doubt after the arrival of Chelsea legend Petr Cech; so to keep his second choice keeper at ease Wenger made the decision of promising Ospina game time outside of the Premier League.

Arsenal are rock bottom of Group F with back to back games against German giants Bayern Munich still to come. Bayern are yet to concede a goal in the competition, let alone lose a game as the gunners concede five in just two matches.

Arsene Wenger must change the groggy atmosphere in the Emirate’s dressing room before their fate is out of their control.

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