Arsenal are at their best when they have to achieve a mission impossible. That was the case when the Gunners travelled to Anfield to play Liverpool in 1989. No one expected an Arsenal win, especially by two goals! Winning at Anfield by a single goal was difficult enough!
Now Arsenal have to go to Olympiacos and win by the same score line to stay in the Champions League. Obviously, although it's more long-haul, a trip to Greece is not as daunting as a trip to Liverpool in the 80s. It seemed like the Reds were literally invincible, whereas the Greek side are eminently beatable.
A decent display against Zagreb has ensured that the last group game is not a dead rubber. Somehow this tired team found the legs that have been lacking in recent league games. Surely it wasn't just the addition of Joel Campbell from the start, although the Costa Rican did make an impact.
More noticeably, Cazorla seemed back to his best and Alexis Sanchez remembered where the net is. Arsenal fans would struggle to find fault in this team, especially Ozil, who was outstanding.
Arsenal seem to love to do it the hard way and, with an intimidating atmosphere ahead in Athens, there will be no easy passage to the knock-out stages of the competition.
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