ARSENAL DEFENDER LEAVES GUNNERS AND JOINS OLYMPIAKOS

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has continued his massive clearout at the club amid his aim and desire to set up a group of players of his own that are capable of helping the club meet the set goals. While there have been some exits at the club, there have also been some additions with the London club finally meeting the demands of the fans to engage in some serious transfer activity instead of them folding their arms and watch rivals do business.


Following the always-expected departure of Mesut Özil, there have been a few other ins and outs at the Emirates Stadium and with Arteta also seeing his side improve their form, the current transfer business going on at the club may well have some more positive impact on how the club performs both on and off the pitch in a couple of months to come.

OLYMPIAKOS JOIN RACE TO SIGN SOKRATIS

Greek Super League giants Olympiakos are the latest club to show interest in SokratisPapasthathopoulos who plays his club football at Arsenal in the Premier League. The interest of Olympiakos in the Greek international centre back was revealed by journalist Chris Wheatley who works for Football London.


It was stated that Olympiakos are long-term admirers of the 32-year-old who was left out of the Arsenal squad for the Premier League this season. SokratisPapasthathopoulos was left out of the Premier League squad alongside Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil. Both Sokratis and Ozil have six months left on their respective Arsenal contracts and they can start to speak with foreign clubs about a potential free transfer move in the summer.

OLYMPIACOS TARGET LANDMARK WIN OVER AEK

Greek Super League leaders Olympiacos have the opportunity to seal a landmark victory over rivals AEK Athens when the two teams meet again in the league this weekend. Olympiacos will play hosts to AEK Athens in the star match of the next set of games in the Greek top flight.The game between Olympiacos and AEK Athens is the standout clash of matchday 14 matches in the Greek Super League and Olympiacos are on 29 wins ahead of the game. A win over AEK Athens will take their number of victories over their rivals to 30.


Olympiacos and AEK Athens have met 54 times with the former recording more wins than the latter. Olympiacos have 29 wins as pointed out earlier, while opponents AEK Athens are on 14 wins. There has been 11 draws between the two clubs. The last meeting between AEK Athens and Olympiacos ended in a 1-1draw in what was their penultimate game of the year. Greek winger MariosVrousai scored the opening goal of the game for Olympiacos ten minutes into the second half as he broke the deadlock after a goalless affair in the first half.

Pedro Martins reacts to crucial win over Marseille

campaign with a 1-0 loss against Olympiakos. Admittedly, the Greek outfit had home advantage that they managed to use quite effectively. However, the game was not won until the last minute when Koka managed to take the crucial goal. After coming on as a substitute in the 84th minute, the 27-year-old was able to make an instant impact that left little time for Marseille to react.


The result coupled with Manchester City’s win over FC Porto means that Marseille have taken a major setback in their first trophy from the group into the knockout stages. Meanwhile, Olympiakos will have a significant advantage to begin with. The team are up against Porto in the next round and manager Pedro Martins is delighted with the coach from his team.

Olympiakos gain crucial win over Marseille in the first Champions League game

Ahmed Mahgoub came up with a crucial goal that helped Olympiakos registry victory over Marseille in the Champions League group match. The victory has helped the Greek outfit get a strong start to the campaign. Olympiakos were coming into the game hopefully to take something out of the match knowing that a strong start was essential. Since there was home advantage, there were a lot of reasons to expect a positive outcome for the Greek outfit and this indeed turned out to be the case in the last few minutes of the match when Ahmed Mahgoub, who is also called as Koka, scored the winner.


Incredibly, manager Pedro Martins had decided to utilise the services ofMahgoub shortly, as he was called on to action in the 84th minute. The substitute made an instant impact by managing to convert an excellent opportunity. There were options to score for both teams in the first half, but they were wasted due to lacklustre finishing. Even though there were changes from both sides towards the end of the match, it was Olympiakos gained the crucial advantage throughMahgoub. Mathieu Valbuena managed to set up the Egyptian international for his second goal in six matches. This performance is surely likely to see him start the match when Olympiakos take on Porto in the next Champions League encounter.

Olympiakos Comes Down to Third Place

There are football fanatics in every part of the world and Greece is also not aloof of that list. Olympiakos is one of the best clubs that play professional football in the Greek League. The dormant European giant Greece has gifted lots of superb footballers to the football world but their own league has suffered from lack of spotlight.


But Olympiakos has performed constantly and has made stars that played in the world football arena. Since this is an athletic club, there are several kinds of sorts that they are engaged to. Though football is the main sport for them, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Table Tennis, Fencing and other martial arts are there on their list.

Pedro Martins praises special year after winning Greece Super League title

Olympiakos were able to confirm their success in the Greek Super League after a 2-1 home victory over OFI. As a result of this win, Olympiakos have been able to open up a 22 point advantage. Even if PAOK’s seven point deficit is overturned, they would not be able to catch Olympiakos in the remaining matches. After confirmation of their league title success, manager Pedro Martins said that this was indeed a special year on a personal and professional level. As one of the most successful teams in the Greek region, Olympiakos were hoping to pick up the first league title since 2016-17.

WOLVES PUSHING IN EUROPA BUT PREFER UCL

Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers are having an impressive run this term. They are pressing to make the final cut for the UEFA Champions League next season. They currently place sixth but with the same number of points as fifth-placed Manchester United at 52 points. Both sides are two points away from Chelsea in fourth place and three points away from struggling Leicester City side in third place. This makes it a very interesting run in the final eight games.

Arsenal keen on Olympiakos defenderOusseynou Ba

Arsenal are looking to bring in Ousseynou Ba, who is the defender atOlympiakos, in the summer transfer window. The Gunners came up against the Senegalese defender during the knockout rounds of the Europa League and the immense performances put in by the 24-year-old have attracted the attention. Arsenal are not in the best shape with the club going through a transition. A number of players that have been signed recently have not turned out to be good options and Arsenal remain in the market for more new players.

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