Arsenal v Olympiacos: Big Match preview

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Arsenal v Olympiacos
Emirates Stadium;
UEFA Champions League;
Wednesday, September 28th, 19:45

Live Team Sheet

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Song, Andre Santos, Frimpong, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Chamakh.

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Park, Van Persie.

Olympiacos: Costanzo; Mellberg, Ibagaza, Fejsa, Djebbour, Mirallas, David Fuster, Holebas, Marcano, Orbaiz, Torossidis.

Subs: Megyeri, Modesto, Pantelic, Papadopoulos, Makoun, Potouridis, Abdoun.

Ramsey know home holds key

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is under no illusions that home form will hold the key to the club's progression in the Champions League this season.

Reiterating the point made by Arsene Wenger over the weekend, the Welsh international skipper is eager to make the Emirates a fortress that teams do not want to travel to in Europe.

Barclays Premier League victory over Bolton on Saturday has lifted the Gunners' confidence ahead of tonight's clash, and Ramsey is hoping the team can lay down a marker in Group F after the draw against Borussia Dortmund a fortnight ago.

“We have a good record at home in Europe, and I think we need to approach every game here the same. We need to say ‘this is our home pitch and this is where we are strongest’," Ramsey told tonight's Arsenal programme.

“Hopefully the win against Bolton will help us do that, and we want to go on an unbeaten run now.”


Skipper Robin van Perise recognises that the game won't be easy though, with no chance that Arsene Wenger's side will underestimate their Greek opponents.

Their domestic record is second-to-none, and the Dutch striker knows that winning is a habit their opponents will not want to lose.

“We know that tonight’s match will be a very difficult challenge. I was looking at their record and they have been champions in Greece 13 of the last 15 years," he told the programme.

“That’s pretty amazing and they will provide a really tough challenge, just like they did a couple of years ago.”

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