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.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 7 Dec 2011