Wenger hoping for kind draw after Arsenal flop
ATHENS (AFP) - Arsene Wenger challenged his Arsenal flops to prove they are good enough to rescue a season teetering on the brink of disaster after the Gunners' latest embarrassment.
Wenger's side crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Olympiakos on Tuesday that ended their hopes of pipping Schalke to first place in Champions League Group B and condemned them to a daunting draw in the last 16.
Arsenal would have taken pole position with a victory in Athens as eventualy group winners Schalke were held to a 1-1 draw by Montpellier.
But they wasted that lifeline in typically careless fashion as Olympiakos scored twice in eight minutes in the second half through Giannis Maniatis and then Kostas Mitroglou to overturn Tomas Rosicky's first half opener.