Olympiakos vs. Arsenal: Champions League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Arsenal succumbed to another defeat, this time to Greek champions Olympiakos, to compound a miserable start to the month of December.
They took the lead through Tomas Rosicky's smart finish just before half time, but were pegged back twice late on in the second.
Defensive frailties reared its ugly head for the makeshift back line as Maniatis and Mitroglou scored two goals that could have been avoided.
It leaves the Gunners in second place in Group B, meaning they'll face a group winner in the first round of the knockout stages in February.
Full time! Olympiakos 2-1 Arsenal
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Two minutes added on
87'—The game is closing out and, to be completely honest, Arsenal players don't look to keen to force the draw.
Meade off, Angha on
82'—Nice play from Arsenal here, neat and tidy passing around Olympiakos' box.
Chamberlain breaks into the area and fires in a cross, but no one is close to it!
Ibagaza on, Djebbour off.
79'—Signs of life
Arshavin receives the ball in the pocket, turns and fires in a shot from 20 yards. It's deflected out for a corner.
78'—No prizes for guessing who's looking more comfortable now. Olympiakos showing flair and skill going forward. Real belief coursing through the side.
More on the goal
Mitroglou strikes a beautiful curling shot from outside the penalty area, left-hand side. Beautiful!
73'—GOAL FOR OLYMPIAKOS!
70'—How's he missed?
A cross comes in from the right and Djebbour beats Jenkinson at the far post to fire wide. He's about six yards out and he's got to score. He didn't even hit the target!
Yellow card! Squillaci chops his opponent down. Professional foul.
More on the goal
The resultant corner from Machado's header isn't cleared. It's pinged back in and Maniatis gets the final touch!
Arsenal aren't happy. They're saying it was never a corner in the first place.
64'—GOAL FOR OLYMPIAKOS!
63'—Chance for Olympiakos!
Machado is free in the area and the cross from the right finds him! It trickles wide by an inch or so!
61'—Chance for Arsenal!
Arsenal counterattack and the ball finds Arshavin on the right side of the penalty area. His half volley is saved very well by Carroll at his near post!
Great football from the Greek side outside Arsenal's box finishes with a poor shot by Fejsa.
With that, Fejsa comes off for Fuster.
56'—Olympiakos come forward and only Abdoun's poor ball stops Greco having a clear-cut chance.
Yellow card! Coquelin goes into the book.
53'—Chance for Arsenal!
Arshavin heads over after a wonderful break from the Gunners.
The cross from the right was a looping effort, but the Russia should have done better.
50'—Chance for Arsenal!
A free kick is floated in deep from the right and Chamakh rises to meet it. His header is a little weak and Carroll collects.
48'—Even start from both teams as play resumes in a sluggish manner.
Arshavin is operating from the left at the moment.
46'—We're off! Second half underway!
Arshavin on, Rosicky off.
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