LITESPORT all-roundthreatinthiscampaignandhave displayed enough attacking endeavour to suggestafirsttrophysincethe2005FACup triumph is within their grasp. Hesaid:Ithinklastnight we showed we can score. William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen have eight goals altogether, the midfielders are scoring as are the strikers. Robin is getting on the scoresheet more often now. Of course we lost a great player in Adebayor but we have got a lot of other players like Arshavin, Rosicky, Eduardo,VanPersieandFabregas as well. London Lite Wednesday, 30 September 2009 53 It may be a Clichy butArseneknows Ol-ofside! Mellberg rant over 2nd goal Persie automatic: Robin scores first IT wouldnt have been a proper Champions League night at the Emirates if there hadnt been any controversy. Step forward the little Russian fella, to score Arsenals second and decisive goal. But Andrey Arshavin was clearly offside. Olympiakos defender Olof Mellberg, formerly of Aston Villa, was furious with French referee Stephane Lannoy, who was officiating in only his fourth Champions League match. The Swede said: Arsenal played well and we didnt. They were a level above us and on top of that the referee had a shocker as well. It is not a good combina- tion here at Emirates and it was difficult for us. It was unbelievable how he could miss the offside for the second goal. But not only that, overall in the small decisions as well. We knew beforehand we needed to be on top of our game and we needed to be a little bit lucky. But with those kind of decisions it is very difficult to get something from the game. Olympiakos coach Zico said: We had three French referees with a French coach [Wenger] in theotherteamthathad10French players. Maybe we could have had referees from other countries. Arsene Wenger said: We kept composure and kept going. We didnt do anything crazy. When you play against a team who defend with 10 men in their half it is important to have players who can play in a very small spaceandArshavinisaspecialist at that. Russian about: Arshavin makes it two I think we have got plenty of quality to scoregoalsfromanywhere,whichcanonly be good for the team. If we can take it game after game we know we will have a great season. We want to win something but you dont want to think about it too much because it adds pressure to the team. We have the quality to do it but we have to keep going. Inspired signing: Gael Clichy believes Arsenal are lucky to have had Wenger as boss arsenal..........2 olympiacos ...0 Champions League, Group H by geoff teather Swede and sour: Olof Melberg TOMORROW marks the 13th anniversary of Arsene Wengers arrival in north Lon- donandGaelClichy,forone,believesthats lucky for Arsenal. The defender strongly feels supporters should remember how the 59-year-old Frenchman has transformed the club, rather than focus on the recent trophy drought. Hesaid:Inthelastfewyears,wehavent won anything and people talk badly about him. But we have to think about what he has done for the club. Arsenal is today one of the best clubs in Europe and a big part of that is because of the boss and we have to give him credit. You always want to be the best and win trophies so when you have the results you dontwant,everyonestartstotalk.Butyou have to realise Arsenal is Arsenal because of him. The players want to play for him and win something for him, so I think it is going to be a great season Clichy(below)alsoinsistedArsenalhave the firepower to bring home some silver- ware, despite spurning a catalogue of chances in last nights Champions League victory over Olympiacos. TheGunnersweremadetowaituntilthe 78th minute to open the scoring in a one- sided contest as Robin van Persie finally found the target before Andrey Arshavin sealed the win to maintain a 100 per cent record in Group H. DespitesellingEmmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City in the summer, Wenger failed to bring in a replace- ment and that decision looked questionable as Arsenal wa s t e d a multitude of chances in front of goal. But Clichy believestheteam carry a greater Aurelio: Liverpool will bounce back at the Bridge FABIO AURELIO says Liverpool will have no trouble in putting their Florence flop behind them ahead of Sundays crunch match against Chelsea. After their recent goal glut in the Premier League, Rafa Benitezs side drew a blank against Fiorentina last night, and more worryingly were all over the place at the back. A poor first-half in the Stadio Artemio Franchi proved to be Liverpools undoing as Stevan Jovetics brace earned the points for La Viola. And Brazilian star Aurelio knows there can be no repeat against the likes of Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard. He said: We would have hoped for a better result here, but we cant think about that now and must think about the future. We have an important game in the Premier League against Chelsea on Sunday and we must try to make things right. Football is like this. You cannot think in the past, you must always look to the future. Hopefully it will be a different game and we can go there and get a result. group e P W D L F A Pts Lyon 2 2 0 0 5 0 6 FiorentinA 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 LiverPooL 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 DebreCeni 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 fiorentina ...2 liverpool.....0 Champions League, Group e Not so Fab: Aurelio loses out to Jovetic group h P W D L F A Pts ArsenAl 2 2 0 0 5 2 6 oLymPiAkos 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 stAn LieGe 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 AZ ALkmAAr 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html