Stat shows why Arsenal can’t afford any Olympiacos complacency
Arsenal will have to overcome Olympiacos and superstition to reach Champions League knockout phase
Arsenal gave their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase a huge boost on Tuesday night after a 3-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
The Gunners will qualify for the last-16 if the north London can beat Olympiacos in Greece on 9 December after the Greek champions lost 4-0 to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
However, Arsenal suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Olympiacos earlier in their group-stage campaign.
And Arsene Wenger’s men don’t have a great record in Greece in the Champions League either, highlighted by this OptaJoe stat.
3 – Arsenal have lost all three previous Champions League games in Olympiakos, all on Matchday 6. Hoodoo.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 24, 2015
Arsenal club-record signing Mesut Ozil broke the deadlock in the 29th minute with a close-range header to ease any nerves at Emirates Stadium.
Chile international Alexis Sanchez ended a six-game goal drought with Arsenal’s second four minutes later before the former Barcelona man sealed the victory after half-time.
Arsenal face Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday.