Steven Gerrard comments on Arsenal’s Champions League progression hopes

Olympiakos Stadium

Arsenal must defeat Olympiakos by two clear goals in Greece.

Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has told BT Sport, that he doesn’t believe Arsenal have enough to beat Olympiakos by two clear goals in final Champions League group game clash.

The Gunners kept their slim hopes of progression alive by defeating Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 at the Emirates last night while Bayern Munich defeated Olympiakos 4-0 in Germany.

It leaves Arsenal three points short of Olympiakos ahead of their clash in Greece, and only a victory by 2+ goals will do as they trail in the head-to-head following the 3-2 reverse in North London.

Arsene Wenger’s side’s task is made even more difficult due to their increasing number of injuries, prompting Gerrard to doubt whether they have enough to pull off a remarkable comeback.

“I’m not sure that the [Arsenal] eleven and that squad is capable of going there and getting the result they need,” the LA Galaxy star told BT Sport.

“I think they need some bodies back, certainly to strengthen the bench because it could be of them games which goes right to the wire.”

Olympiakos are certainly no easy opponents, as demonstrated by their excellent performance at the Emirates Stadium in September as they overcame Arsenal 3-2.

Injuries make their task even more difficult, yet it isn’t beyond Arsene Wenger’s side to pick up a result and the advantage which Olympiakos holds may even work against them in terms of tactics and mentality.

There are enough goals in Arsenal with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil currently in top form, therefore their qualification hopes could depend on how well they defend in Greece.

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