Thierry Henry: What I want to see from Arsenal at Olympiacos
Thierry Henry looks ahead to Arsenal's crucial Champions League clash at Olympiacos on Wednesday night
Thierry Henry has told Arsenal that they have a straightforward task awaiting them as they prepare for their crunch Champions League showdown with Olympiacos on Wednesday night.
The Gunners head to Athens knowing that they need to beat the Greek side by a two-goal margin to progress to the knockout phase of Europe’s elite club competition.
Should they fail to qualify, Arsenal could be parachuted down into the Europa League for the rest of the season.
But former Arsenal striker Henry feels that the simplicity of what the north London side need to do to progress could work in the favour of Arsene Wenger’s men.
Henry wrote in his column for The Sun: “The Gunners should have cruised through and if they go out, they will have no-one to blame but themselves.
“Losing Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla is a major setback but it is time for other players to step up and show they are good enough.
“It helps that they know exactly what they need to do on Wednesday. There is no relying on other teams doing them a favour or being caught in two minds about how to play.
“The job is straightforward. Go out and attack, win by two goals or go into the Europa League.”
Arsenal returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 3-1 win over Sunderland at Emirates Stadium.
The victory hoisted the Gunners up to second place in the top-flight table after both Manchester clubs dropped point on Saturday.