Thierry Henry has written in The Sun that he wants to see the Arsenal players really step up and prove they’re good enough as an injury-hit Gunners side face Olympiakos in a crunch Champions League game.
Arsenal head into the encounter in Greece knowing that only a two-goal victory will be enough to see them progress to the knockout stages, a task which certainly isn’t beyond them.
However, they face the Greek champions with a host of key first-team members missing through injury and it makes their mission of qualifying all the more difficult.
Henry believes that the job is straightforward enough, and he hopes to see the Arsenal players step up in the absence of their fellow teammates and prove they are good enough to succeed.
“Losing Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla is a major setback but it is time for other players to step up and show they are good enough.
“It helps that they know exactly what they need to do on Wednesday. The job is straightforward. Go out and attack, win by two goals or go into the Europa League.”
Arsenal head into the clash on the back of a 3-1 win over Premier League opponents Sunderland.
Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla will be big misses for the North London outfit, but the return to fitness of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a welcome boost.
Olympiakos boast a pretty decent record in Athens, and they head into the clash boasting a 100% record in the Greek Super League following a 3-1 win over Asteras Tripolis.
There will be an intense atmosphere and big backing behind the home side, but Arsenal have come back from even more precarious positions in the past and it’s set up to be an enthralling clash.