Wenger - I believe we can beat Olympiacos

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After the Gunners 3-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb last night, Arsenal now need to beat Olympiacos by two clear goals to be able to qualify for the next round of the Champions League. The Gunners started well with Ozil opening the scoring in the 29th minute with a header, Sanchez followed on with two more goals in the 33rd and 69th minute sealing the victory for the Wenger’s team.

This is what the manager had to say about the game and Arsenal’s chances of progressing through to the next stage:

on the game…

We played at a good pace, produced a game of quality that we wanted. I believe the speed of our movement and passing gave Zagreb a problem. From then on, once we had scored the first goal you could see the chances were coming. It was important that we did not concede the first goal as we looked dangerous [going] forward. Overall we had a game of quality that we controlled well.

on qualification chances…

What we wanted was to come out of this game with a chance to qualify and we needed to do the job and Bayern Munich needed to do the job and they did that well. It gives us a chance but how big the chance is I don’t know. I believe we can do it.

on having to win by two goals…

We just need to win. It might not be enough, but what I mean is if we go ahead 1-0 then they will be in a situation where they could lose it and we will be a situation in the game which we can win it, so we have to go there to win the game. If you can win 1-0, you can win 2-0. It is a must-win for us and the task is very clear.

on Olympiacos…

Let’s forget that and focus on the Premier League with Norwich on Sunday and take care of the Premier League again.