Arsenal v Olympiakos

New stars lift Gunners from gloom

October 3, 2012
By John Brewin, Emirates Stadium
After the misery of Saturday lunchtime, a midweek win achieved with something in hand was just what Arsene Wenger would have ordered. Almost a year to the day, on Matchday 2 in 2011, Olympiakos were beaten 2-1 by an Arsenal team wracked by nerves as they attempted to recover from a train wreck of an opening month of the season.

This time, it may have been the last kick of the game when Aaron Ramsey sauntered through to make it 3-1, but Arsenal had looked comfortable for some time. It ...

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