Day: 18 March 2021

Player Ratings: Arsenal v Olympiakos

After the North London Derby, the spirit was high within the camp ahead of hosting Olympiacos at the Emirates for the Europa League Round of 16 return leg fixture, however, the Gunners survived a second-half scare and made it through to the quarterfinals on aggregate (3-2) despite losing 1-0. Here are how Arsenal players rated …

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Match Report: Arsenal 0-1 Olympiacos (3-2 agg): Beaten Gunners scrape into Europa League quarters

Arsenal survived a second-half scare to book their place in the Europa League quarter-finals despite a 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos.  With a 3-1 cushion from the first leg, Arsenal managed to exorcise the demons from their round-of-32 defeat to the same opponents a little over a year ago, but it was tighter than they would have …

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Arsenal v Olympiakos Confirmed Line-ups

Arsenal’s 3-1 victory last week means this tie should be dead and buried, but Mikel Arteta can’t take any chances and there will be some nerves if Olympiacos can get the first goal. Winning the Europa League is still Arsenal’s only realistic hope of Champions League football next year, so it leaves Mikel Arteta with …

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Dennis Bergkamp and one of the most famous hat-tricks in Premier League history

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho netted the Premier League’s 345th hat-trick on Sunday against Sheffield United, yet amid all those brilliant trebles, one simply stands above the rest for pure footballing brilliance – the legendary Dennis Bergkamp’s against the Foxes in 1997. Plucked from Inter Milan, following a difficult two-year spell in the San Siro, by …

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Gabriel Martinelli taking on extra sessions to adapt to centre-forward role

Gabriel Martinelli is reportedly taking on non-compulsory individual sessions to develop his shooting for the centre-forward position. Football.London report that Gabriel Martinelli has been taking on extra individual sessions to work on his shooting recently. Mikel Arteta holds the view that the youngster has the potential to play as a centre-forward in the long-term, so this …

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“What a player”: Tierney raves about ‘humble’ Smith Rowe

Kieran Tierney thinks Emile Smith Rowe is an ‘amazing’ teammate to link up with, as well as being a humble guy away from the pitch. One of the key elements of Arsenal’s win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend was the link-up play between Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe. The duo completely dominated Matt …

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