Wenger hates his sloppy Ars
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ARSENE WENGER has been hit by a midfield injury crisis before tonight’s clash with Olympiakos.
Abou Diaby has been ruled out for three weeks with a thigh problem and there are concerns over Mikel Arteta too.
The Spaniard has an ankle injury and needs a fitness check ahead of facing the Greeks at the Emirates.
“Arteta will have a test,” said Wenger (left). “We’ll make the decision then whether we include him in the squad or not.
“We lost Diaby, who has a thigh strain. He is definitely out for three weeks.”
Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny is still missing and Bacary Sagna, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere are recovering too.
But Wenger is still demanding a return to winning ways after flopping at the weekend.
The Gunners were brought crashing down to earth by Chelsea on Saturday for their first defeat of the season.
“The players are focused and disappointed that we lost the game,” the Arsenal boss said.
“They are still down but we have a Champions League game in front of us at home and we want to put things right.
“There were a lot of positives in the Chelsea game. What was not good is easy to correct.
“The Premier League season is long and we have to make sure the Champions League is long.
“It is about how we respond. I’m impressed by the mentality of my team, but the mentality is also about how you react to disappointment.
“I am confident we will – that is what we want to show.”
Wenger is wary of a backlash after the Greeks lost their first Group B game to Schalke.
He added: “Olympiakos are already in a position where their backs are against the wall because they have lost at home. In this competition, when you lose at home it is very difficult.
“They’re highly motivated to know they have to give everything to make it through. They are experienced and basically it is the same team as it was at the back of last season.
“I think they had a difficult start against Marseille last year and after that became stronger.
“It looks similar this year. They had a difficult start at home against Schalke and if you analyse their team it is 90 per cent the same as last season.”
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