Arsenal fans will want to watch live online to find out if their team can beat Olympiakos and survive in the 2015-2016 UEFA Champions League in a game that is not only a must-win for Arsenal, but the London club — who currently sit second in the Barclays Premier League — must win by two goals, or win while scoring at least three on Wednesday night.
The requirement to win by two goes back to the first group stage match between the two teams, when Greek champions Olympiakos stunned Arsenal with a 3-2 win at Emirates Stadium in London. Now Arsenal must win by two or face their first elimination from the UEFA Champions League at the group stage for the first time in the last 16 years.
Watch highlights of all five goals in the Emirates clash between Olympiakos and Arsenal, back on September 29 in the video below.
Arsenal’s 27-year-old German international midfielder Mesut Ozil believes that his club will not only need to overcome Olympiakos on their own home turf of Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, just outside of Athens, Greece, but they’ll need to overcome the frenzied atmosphere of the crowd there as well.
“The fans will be behind them and our goal has to be to beat them. I have played in Greece before. I know that there will be a very good atmosphere, the fans are crazy and they really support their team right through the full 90 minutes,” said Ozil on Tuesday. “It is possible to win there with two goals in our favor and that’s what we want to do. We have to really give everything so that we can achieve this and get through to the next round.”
To find out how to watch the Olympiakos vs. Arsenal UEFA Champions League final Group F match live online, see the streaming link in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. Eastern European Time on Wednesday, December 9 at Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. For United States viewers, streaming video goes live online at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time, 11:45 a.m. Pacific.
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Counter-attacking specialists Olympiakos have scored 35 goals in the Greek domestic league, 10 of them by 23-year-old wonder boy Kostas Fortounis.
Arsenal, on the other hand, will be missing a long list of their top players, with injuries to Alexis Sánchez, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky, and David Ospina.
Arsenal have dropped their last three away games against Olympiakos, as well as losing at home back in September — the first time in the last seven meetings between the two sides that the home team has fallen to defeat.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger, the architect of the team’s lengthy run of Champions League qualifications, has seen his team eliminated in the first round of the knockout stage for five years running. But Wenger believes that if Arsenal can overcome Olympiakos on Wednesday, they have a chance to do some real damage in the knockout phase this time around.
“We just want to give absolutely everything to qualify. If you want to jump over a hurdle you don’t think what happens if you miss,” said Wenger on Tuesday. “We have been a bit unlucky but if we get through we will be dangerous, that is for sure.”
Will Arsenal survive to advance to the knockout stage of the 2015-2016 UEFA Champions League with a decisive win over the Greek champions? Or will Olympiakos drive a nail into the Gunners’ coffin, leaving the Premier League side facing a future in the Europa League? To find out, watch the Olympiakos vs. Arsenal FC UEFA Champions League final Group F match live online from Piraeus, Greece, by going to Fox Sports Go at this link, or paying for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link. To watch the game on mobile devices, download the Fox Sports Go app.
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