Arsenal striker Theo Walcott scored a crucial goal for the Gunners to bring them level in the first half against Olympiakos.
Felipe Pardo had given the Greek outfit the lead at the Emirates on Tuesday night, but the hosts struck back almost immediately with this effort from the England international even though Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto could have done better.
It was Walcott’s 16th goal in his last 20 starts in all club competitions as he continues to stake his claim for a permanent role in the starting line-up for the Gunners ahead of Olivier Giroud.
While his strike appeared to swing the momentum back in the favour of Arsene Wenger’s men, David Ospina made a costly error shortly before the interval to hand the lead back to the visitors.
Wenger had opted to rest first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech due to a calf injury, as reported by the Metro, and that decision ultimately backfired on the French tactician which could now prove to be disastrous with regards to their ambitions of qualifying from the group.
Having lost their opening game against Dinamo Zagreb a fortnight ago, Wenger will be fully aware of the importance of winning this encounter, particularly given that it is at home, and the pressure is certainly on his side to turn things around.