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Gervinho content as Arsenal get back on track

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 1.15CET
Arsenal FC's improved second-half showing gave goalscorer Gervinho cause for optimism after success against Olympiacos FC that left José Holebas ruing the visitors' mistakes.
by Jeremy Inson
from Arsenal Stadium

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 1.15CET

Gervinho content as Arsenal get back on track

Arsenal FC's improved second-half showing gave goalscorer Gervinho cause for optimism after success against Olympiacos FC that left José Holebas ruing the visitors' mistakes.

Scorer of Arsenal FC's opener against Olympiacos FC, Gervinho was content with his side's improved performance after a slow start as Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey completed the win in the second period. Visiting left-back José Holebas was left to regret defensive mistakes, and believes he and his team-mates must step up when they take on Montpellier Hérault SC on matchday three if they are to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Gervinho, Arsenal forward
It was a good result because we had to win this match and get to six points. We want to win every match and after the last match it was even more important. We could have finished with four points, but we want to give our all and show what we can do for Arsenal in every match.

We had to improve because we knew they can play well and have very good movement. We had to improve from the first half because we were not at our best.

Kieran Gibbs, Arsenal defender
No game in the Champions League is easy. The extra quality in our squad came through in the end. The win is what it is all about. We know our qualities and we showed it in this game and the previous one. We had stages in both games where we were on the back foot but we soaked up that pressure and our individual quality made the difference.

After a defeat at home [by Chelsea FC on Saturday] the players wanted to shake off any doubt in our minds and we have certainly done that tonight. This is what we have to keep trying to do.

José Holebas, Olympiacos defender
The game was bad for us. We started very slowly in the first ten to 15 minutes. After that we came back into the game, but we conceded a very, very stupid goal. We had the ball and it deflected; then Gervinho shot between the legs and it was difficult to save the ball.

The second goal was the same. The ball went through my legs and it was a stupid goal. That is the Champions League, one mistake and you concede. We have to go for three points against Montpellier [in three weeks]. We have tried to go for three points in every game but we will have to change it and go for the win against Montpellier.

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