Wenger confident Arsenal can record second Champions League win
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal players can shrug off the disappointment they feel at losing to Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend and make it two wins from two in the Champions League, the Daily Mail has reported.
Arsenal face Greek side Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium, the site of the defeat to Chelsea that ended the Gunners’ unbeaten start to the season and damaged what had previously been a strong defensive record. Arsenal lost the game 2-1, both goals coming after poor defending from Chelsea set-pieces.
Fernando Torres put Chelsea in front after getting the better of Laurent Koscielny from a Juan Mata free-kick - where David Luiz found himself unmarked in the penalty area and inches from converting as well - while the winning goal was a Koscielny own goal put past Vito Mannone. Gervinho had levelled the scores before half-time.
Wenger added however that despite losing to their cross-city rivals, there was plenty of good to take from the performance. He said: “The players are focused and disappointed that we lost the game. They are still down of course, but we have a Champions League game in front of us at home and we want to put things right.
“There were a lot of positives in the game as well, what was not good is easy to correct. It is about how we respond. I am impressed by the mentality of my team, but the mentality is as well about how you respond to disappointment. I am confident we will, but that is what we want to show [on Wednesday].”
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