Boss - We must adapt to all scenarios

Arsene Wenger says his team must prepare “to adapt to every situation” if they are to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.

Arsenal must beat Olympiacos by at least two goals or by a one-goal margin of 3-2 or more on Wednesday if they are to progress beyond the group stage for the 16th consecutive season.

Wenger believes remaining patient may prove vital in Piraeus.


“We have to put every scenario in our head, it is important we focus on the performance,” the manager said. “The results come if we play well so let's focus on that. When the goal comes I don't know, but if we play well we have a chance to score.


“Mentally, you prepare yourself to adapt to every situation and give the right response to every situation you face.

“We will have to adapt to what is happening on the pitch and to all of the scenarios, accept them and respond.

“Ideally, you would like to not have to be patient but we might need to be. What is important is that basically the same for every game in Champions League you attack well and defend well, that is the best way, go into the game with a desire to win it and knowing you need to do both sides of the game well.

“Of course, we have a history where we have positive results. We know we can do it so the best way to do it is with a top-quality performance and that is what we want to focus on.”

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