Emmanuel Frimpong is set to make his fifth Champions League appearance on Tuesday night when Arsenal conclude their Group F fixtures against Olympiacos.

The 19-year-old spoke to Arsenal Player before the squad flew to Greece and you can watch this exclusive interview by clicking on the link to the right.

Alternatively scroll down to read the transcript.

Manny, you played in the 2-1 win over Olympiacos. What do you recall about that?
I remember the first game was a very, very hard game. During that time we were having a difficult spell, we weren't getting the results we wanted to get, so there was a bit of pressure on us at that stage. We won 2-1 and I remember the game being a very hard.

I thought Olympiacos played really well, they kept the ball well and created a couple of chances. When we play them on Tuesday I'm sure it will be another hard game, especially as we're playing away from home. Hopefully we'll go there and bring back the result we want.

Were Olympiacos better than you expected?
Olympiacos really surprised me. They came over here and played some really good football, better than I expected. But this is the Champions League so every team you play against have got the right to be in the competition and they have some good players.

How will you handle the atmosphere in Greece?
I think I like games where the atmosphere is hostile because as a player you want to go to those stadiums. The atmosphere gets you pumping and gets you ready to show what you can do on the big stage. I'm sure whatever we come up against I'm sure I can deal with it if I get to play on the night.

Have you matured since the start of the season?
I am definitely less reckless on the pitch now. Since the Liverpool game when I got sent off I feel like I'm a different player. I still try my best to go into challenges but I think twice about what kind of challenges I go in for. That's normal and I'm just looking to learn.

I felt sad after Liverpool because I felt like I let my team-mates down. We were having a good game and as soon as I came off Liverpool scored two goals so I was a bit sad. I'm just trying my best not to get sent off again so we can't say we lost the game because of me!

How much does it mean to finish top of Group F?
It's very important that we got the group sorted out before we go to Greece because that gives some players an opportunity to play a game, knowing we are already top anyway. I was one of the players who was happy that we qualified early because players like me, Francis Coquelin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might get a game.

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6 Dec 2011