Arsenal Lose At Olympiakos To Finish Second In Champions League Group Table

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Arsenal's abysmal season continued on Tuesday night after they lost their Champions League clash with Olympiakos 2-1.

Although they still managed to qualify for the last 16, their second place in the table means they have a high chance of facing one of the favorites in the next round.

The BBC report that manager, Arsene Wenger, said: "We have to wait for the draw but we wanted to be first.

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Olympiakos' Giannis Maniatis scores

"We need a good Christmas present.

"I'm not happy with things in the game but I'm happy with the team's desire."

Arsenal led last night’s match courtesy of a Tomas Rosicky goal just before half time.

They held their lead until the 65th minute when Giannis Maniatis converted a wrongly awarded corner kick, despite the fifth referee being right next to the incident.

Kostas Mitroglou's superb curling shot eight minutes later sealed Arsenals fate.

After the match, Wenger hit out at the decision that led to the first goal.

He said: “I’m not against the fifth ref but you would at least like them concentrated on their job which was not the case tonight,” reports the Telegraph.

“Wojciech was far away from the ball. It is difficult to understand. Why does the fifth referee not tell the referee?”

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