Ozil - We’ll handle ‘crazy’ atmosphere

Mesut Ozil says Arsenal must stay focused and not be influenced by the “crazy” atmosphere at Olympiacos on Wednesday night.

To reach the knockout stages of the Champions League, the Gunners must win by two goals or win by a one-goal margin and score at least three times.

Ozil accepts it is a major challenge, but is confident that Arsene Wenger’s side can secure the result they need at Karaiskakis Stadium.

“It will be very, very hard,” he told Arsenal Player. “Olympiacos can play good football and we saw that at the Emirates. They want to play on the counter-attack but we can’t concede goals like we did before again.

“The fans will be behind them and our goal has to be to beat them. I have played in Greece before. I know that there will be a very good atmosphere, the fans are crazy and they really support their team right through the full 90 minutes.

“We have to be focused on the game, we have to give a really good performance.

“It is possible to win there with two goals in our favour and that’s what we want to do. We have to really give everything so that we can achieve this and get through to the next round.”

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