Mesut Özil and Arsenal thrive in spaces vacated by cavalier Olympiakos | Michael Cox

The German No10 would have expected to spend this crunch Champions League game trying to get past opponents camped behind the ball but instead was offered his dream scenario

Even the most optimistic Arsenal supporter would not have imagined things being so easy. Arsène Wenger’s side were defensively organised, tactically intelligent and ruthless up front, but their task was made significantly easier thanks to a bafflingly cavalier approach from Olympiakos.

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