By Joe Brewin

Emmanuel Frimpong believes Arsenal should draw on a useful experience against Olympiacos, despite suffering defeat on the night.

A young Gunners side went down 3-1 in Athens, with Yossi Benayoun’s excellent goal in the second half ultimately a mere consolation.

But Frimpong says there are positives to take from the game - namely Arsène Wenger being able to give a few fresh faces some match action.

“It was a great atmosphere and it was lovely to be involved,” he told Arsenal Player.

“If the likes of me, Francis [Coquelin] and Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] can show we can play here, we can plan anywhere. I know we lost the game but we have to take positives from it.

“People that haven't been getting a lot of games this season have been getting them.

“It was a tough game,” he added. “To be fair to Olympiacos I thought they played really well.

“We started off a bit slow, got into the game a bit but it was a bit too late before the half ended. We showed great character to get a goal back and it's a shame we conceded in the last minute.”

You can watch the full interview with Emmanuel on Arsenal Player. 

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7 Dec 2011