Arsene Wenger: Olympiakos win a ‘fantastic achievement’

Olivier Giroud grabbed a superb hat-trick as Arsenal crushed Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday 9 December, to book their spot in the Champions Leagues last 16 with a classy demolition job that ended the hopes of their Greek opponents. Arsenal needed an emphatic win to leapfrog Olympiakos into second place in Group F and had Giroud to thank for leading the cavalry charge in a 3-0 romp. Dec 10, 2015

Chelsea 2-0 Porto: Jose Mourinho labels Blues the weakest Champions League qualifier

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has kick-started the mind games ahead of the Champions League last 16 draw on Monday [13 December] but labelling his side among the weakest side to qualify for the knock-out phase. The Blues progressed as group winners after beating Porto at Stamford Bridge but Mourinhos expectations over making further strides in the competition are seemingly rock bottom. Dec 10, 2015

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal need to create a fear factor against Olympiakos

Arsenals manager Arsene Wenger said on 8 December that the Gunners can win anywhere in Europe ahead of the make-or-break Champions League match against Olympiakos. Arsenal visit the Greek champions needing to win by two clear goals or by scoring at least three times in their final Group F game on 9 December, to pip their opponents to a place in the last 16. Dec 9, 2015