Arsenal FC lost their second consecutive Champions League group stage game as they crashed to a 3-2 loss against an inspired Olympiakos side. David Ospina had an average day in between the sticks and conceded a howler.
The Gunners looked to have found momentum after back-to-back away victories at Spurs and Leicester, but the shaky defence of Arsene Wenger’s men was exploited by the Greek side.
Olympiakos opened the scoring when Felipe Pardo’s strike took a wicked deflection off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and nestled into the back of the net with Ospina failing to keep it out. Theo Walcott scored in the second successive game to bring the Gunners back on level terms, but Ospina had a moment to forget as he caught an incoming corner and let the ball drop inside the goal line before trying to clear it. The fourth official present near the goal rightly awarded a goal to the Greek side.
Alexis Sanchez then equalized for Arsenal FC, getting on the end of a Theo Walcott cross, but Olympiakos hit straight back, scoring from kick-off as the Gunners’ defence went missing.
Arsenal FC fans took to Twitter to express their discontent and questioned Arsene Wenger’s decision to start the Colombian goalkeeper ahead of Champions League winner Petr Cech.
Here are some of the best tweets following Arsenal FC’s shock loss:
Arsenal sliding out of the Champions League like… pic.twitter.com/wLlBrru32Z
a Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) September 29, 2015
a 888sport (@888sport) September 29, 2015
Arsenal sliding out the Champions League like… pic.twitter.com/swuQ62Q2yR
a Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) September 29, 2015
a Inspector Clouless (@bradders1066) September 29, 2015
How did we lose tonight? I don’t know. I’m afraid overall it’s exceptionally hard to Giroud and Ospina put my finger on it. a Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) September 29, 2015
The saddest thing is seeing the amount of Arsenal fans that just don’t care any more. They have seen the soul of the club slowly sucked out
a Arsenal Opinion (@ArsenalOpinion) September 29, 2015
Nice of Arsenal to help Greece in these difficult times.
a FG (@FunnyGooner) September 29, 2015
Could you honestly say that giving Gunnersaurus a go in defence would make this Arsenal team worse? Just give it a try Arsene. a Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 29, 2015
Half time talk is most probably Alexis punching everybody in the face for two minutes each. Ospina seven minutes.
a I Am A Love Charger (@sidin) September 29, 2015
shoutout to Arsene Wenger for tricking us into thinking we were safely out of the banter era when it’s actually never been more alive
a Andy (@andyyy_1) September 29, 2014
Scenes at the Emirates as Arsenal offers fans free heart attacks. pic.twitter.com/1I3eTl32lb
a Soccer Gods (@soccergods) September 29, 2015