Here are some of Arsene Wenger’s comments after Arsenal lost 2-1 to Olympiacos tonight: on the game… We had a good first half. We dropped physically in the second half because many players lack competition at that level and therefore we couldn’t take the chances for the second goal. on Olympiacos’ first goal… We also got a very bad decision against us on the goal. Wojciech was far away from the ball.


I don’t want to make a fuss of it but it’s difficult to concede a corner when it doesn’t go off the goalkeeper. But we have to take it on the chin and go home and focus on our next game. on Tomas Rosicky… He has not played for six months and we were cautious with him. We decided before the game to play for 45 minutes and see how he got on. He’s a bit tight, muscular, but no injury. We’ll see how we recovers now for Saturday. on the young players… I feel you discover the young players in these kind of competitions [and games like the one] we had tonight. They have the quality.

on the draw… We need a good Christmas present now [in the draw]. We’ll see. The disadvantage we have is we play the second game away, but it’s not statistically proven it’s a disadvantage.

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