Tom Cruise made a name for himself last night at Olympiacos.

The Arsenal full back with the film star billing made an impressive debut as Arsène Wenger's side went down 1-0 in the final game of Group H.

Ahead of the game, the 18-year-old had made back-page headlines because of his namesake. Speaking to TV Online afterwards Cruise admitted the issue had followed him throughout his life. "I have definitely had stick for it over the years," he said.

"[While I was here,] all the staff keep on coming up with names of the films he has starred in. But I just take it on the chin."

TV Online subscribers can see the full video interview now. In it, Cruise talks about:

  • the headlines he'd made before the game
  • his performance on the night
  • coping with the atmosphere
  • whether Arsenal deserved a point
  • building his career from here
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