Ian Wright criticises Arsenal after Champions League defeat

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Ian Wright has criticised Arsenal following the club's shock Champions League defeat at the hands of Olympiakos.

The Gunners went down by three goals to two on home soil this evening, resulting in their second straight defeat in Europe's elite competition. 

With back-to-back games against German giants Bayern Munich on the horizon, the north London outfit now have it all to do to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.


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Wenger's side will most definitely have to up their game for the visit of Bayern, who currently sit at the top of Group F with maximum points. 

Wright, who was speaking on BT Sport after the defeat, hit out at the club's defensive errors, claiming that Olympiakos' winning goal was 'ridiculous'. 


"It's a massive, massive disappointment. You have to say the Zagreb game, you're going to have to look back on that and say that was the major loss for them.

"It's the defensive errors, the little mistakes, it's just so poor. The space for the third goal, you know, it's is just ridiculous really."

Miracle needed

Ultimately, Arsenal are in serious trouble. Tonight's defeat has given them a mountain to climb in Europe. Are they really going to be able to take anything off Pep Guardiola and Co. in the coming weeks? 

Bayern are a formidable outfit, but the Gunners have to believe that they can cause an upset. Let's be honest, the club's European challenge could well be over before it has really started.

Wenger's decision to rest Petr Cech will leave a sour taste in the mouths of the Arsenal faithful, but the former Chelsea goalkeeper's absence is no excuse. The Gunners should still be good enough to secure a result against Olympiakos. 

With Manchester United set to visit the Emirates on Sunday, Arsenal will have to pick themselves up very quickly.

Will Arsenal make it past the group stages? Have your say below! 

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