Arsenal Enters Quarter-Finals Of Europa League With 3-1 Win Over Olympiacos
Arsenal registered an impressive win against Olympiacos to get a smooth entry into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The Gunners delivered 3 goals with stunning action and received only one. But the talking points of the match were about the opportunities missed.
What was the talking point of the match?
The Gunners revealed their true spirit but at the same time, they exposed their darker side. They were like both an angel and a demon. Whether it is ball possession or strike, Arsenal dominated the field but they look scattered in the field. There was little coordination between Arsenal players.
First is the selection of team….
Mikel Arteta decided to play with the team that drew 1-1 with Burnley in the Premier League. But he replaced Gabriel Magalhaes and Hector Bellerin came in for Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers to strengthen his team’s position.
In the first half….
Martin Odegaard was quick to assume the moment at 34th minute when he landed the ball into the net. Jose Sa looked quite helpless at the sudden strike.
In the second half….
As said, Arsenal made multiple mistakes and one of those mistakes was to allow Olympiacos a goal. That was clearly a miscommunication between Dani Ceballos and Bernd Leno that resulted in a goal for Olympiacos.
Martin Odegaard looked aggressive….
He tried many attempts but most of the times he was trying to fit into the team. He tried giving many passes but couldn’t coordinate with others resulting in mistakes.