Arsenal's youngsters lose in Greece

Published Add your comment

Football News

Arsenal’s Champions League group campaign ended with defeat to Greek champions Olympiakos.

With the likes of Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott and Wojciech Szczesny left out, Arsene Wenger opted to field an inexperienced side, with The Gunners already through to the knock-out phase, but with just a quarter of an hour gone the experiment turned into a disaster.

Rafik Djebbour curled home after being played in by Johan Djourou, while substitute goalkeeper Vito Mannone gifted David Fuster the second just before half-time.

Yossi Benayoun’s first Champions League goal for Arsenal put the visitors back in the game, but Francois Modesto made it three late on.

Wenger can live in the knowledge that while his young players may not have excelled in the club’s final group game, Arsenal had already done the hard graft in the previous five games, qualifying with a game to spare.

European News
Premier League
UEFA Champions League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again