Wenger demands performance against Olympiakos

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal face a tough test in their Champions League fixture Olympiakos and the Frenchman insists that his side must give everything they have to beat the Greek side.

Wenger is hoping to claim his first Champions League victory of the season after the Gunners drew 1-1 with Borussia Dortmund in their opening match of the group stages. The Arsenal boss says it will be a tough test but he believes his players are mentally strong enough and good enough to collect three points on Wednesday night.

He told UEFA.com: “Any victory will help us. I’ve always been optimistic because I feel the players are mentally strong and focused. I’m impressed by the quality of all the players we brought in, not only on the football pitch, but also their mental attitude is absolutely fantastic. That’s what’s at stake for us – to show that we can deliver week in, week out.”

Wenger then went on to talk about his opponents: “We have a lot of respect for Olympiakos. I’ve seen the game against Marseille; they played well. In the Champions League, you never win easy. You have a chance to win when you give absolutely everything. We [have spent] 14 consecutive years in the Champions League; if we have not learnt that, then we are really stupid. If you do not prepare properly, you have no chance.”

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