Olympiacos 1-3 Arsenal: 3 things learned as Gunners get revenge

Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
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2. Mistakes cost Arsenal goals

Arsenal’s Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images) /

Arsenal’s most recent Premier League game against Burnley ended in a 1-1 draw, with Granit Xhaka gifting Burnley their equaliser through bad decision making in the box.

The mistake came back to haunt Arsenal as three mistakes cost them almost three, but luckily only one goal.

The first mistake from Odegaard in the defensive third and the later mistake from David Luiz, fortunately for the Gunners didn’t result in goals, but Ceballo’s mistake on the edge of the box was enough for Olympiacos goal provider El-Arabi to get his name on the score sheet.

This isn’t the first time Ceballos has made mistakes in the Europa League, with Benfica capitalising on his mistakes in the round of 16 tie just last week in what was a nerve-wracking night for both sides.

If Arsenal are to push for the top six in the Premier  League or get as far as they can in this competition, mistakes like this can not afford to happen, and all is well saying you have a strong keeper in between the sticks, but not every mistake capitalised on is going to be easy for the goalkeeper to take care of.

An interesting message came from Areta following on from Arsenal’s draw to Burnley, in which he claimed that he does not mind errors, as long as the players show bravery and are playing like he wants them to.

Now, this is a very controversial statement as in some cases, yes players can prove the manager wrong and turn a game around, like tonight, but you can’t accept every mistake your player makes, as a lot of the time it will cause you to lose points in the league or perhaps get knocked out of competitions.