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Match facts: Arsenal v Olympiacos

Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Arsenal v Olympiacos
Lukas Podolski scored in Montpellier on matchday one ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Arsenal v Olympiacos

Arsenal

UEFA Champions League statistics
Arsène Wenger started a three-game touchline ban on matchday one.

• Arsenal have scored 348 goals in UEFA competition and conceded 145 in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

Summer transfers
In
Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln)
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier Hérault SC)
Santi Cazorla (Málaga CF)

Out
Robin van Persie (Manchester United FC)
Alex Song (FC Barcelona)
Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad de Fútbol)
Kyle Bartley (Swansea City AFC)
Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest FC)
Manuel Almunia (Watford FC)
Joel Campbell (Real Betis Balompié, loan)
Ryo Miyaichi (Wigan Athletic FC, loan)
Park Chu-Young (RC Celta de Vigo, loan)
Nicklas Bendtner (Juventus, loan)

Miscellaneous
• Arsenal have conceded four goals in their first six Premier League fixtures; this time last season they had let in 14.

• Arsenal will travel to Reading FC in the League Cup fourth round in the week commencing 29 October following a 6-1 victory against third-tier Coventry City FC on 26 September.

• Abou Diaby scored his first international goal as France started their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win in Finland on 7 September.

Olympiacos

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Olympiacos have played once before on 3 October in the UEFA Champions League – in 2007 – when they won 3-1 against SV Werder Bremen to record their first away victory in the competition at the 32nd time of asking.

• Djamel Abdoun's goal in the 2-1 defeat by FC Schalke 04 on matchday one was his first in UEFA club competition.

• Olympiacos have scored 97 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final.

Summer transfers
In
Pablo Contreras (CSD Colo Colo)
Drissa Diakité (OGC Nice)
Paulo Machado (Toulouse FC)
Leandro Greco (AS Roma)
Dimitris Siovas (Panionios GSS)
Kostas Manolas (AEK Athens FC)
Andreas Gianniotis (Ethnikos Gazoros FC)*
Panagiotis Vlachodimos (Xanthi FC)*
Vassilis Karagounis (Udinese Calcio)*

*not in UEFA Champions League squad

Out
Kevin Mirallas (Everton FC)
Nikos Papadopoulos (Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895)
Vicente Monje (Orduspor)
Sifis Daskalakis (Veria FC)
Giorgos Niklitsiotis (PAS Giannina FC)
Olof Mellberg (Villarreal CF)
Javito (released)
Petar Grbić (FC Karpaty Lviv, loan)
Giannis Potouridis (Platanias, loan)
Andreas Vassilogiannis (Kerkyra FC, loan)
Chumbinho (Atromitos FC, loan)

Miscellaneous
• Roy Carroll made his first competitive appearance for Northern Ireland in six years when he started the 2-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying defeat in Russia on 7 September, retaining his place for the 1-1 draw with Luxembourg four days later.

• Siovas made his Greece debut on 15 August in a friendly against Norway, when Kostas Mitroglou's first international goal proved decisive in a 3-2 win.

• Avraam Papadopoulos will miss the group stage as he recovers from the left knee injury he suffered in action for Greece against Poland in the opening match of UEFA EURO 2012.

• Vassilis Torossidis was ruled out for a fortnight with a hamstring injury sustained during the 4-1 win against Panthrakikos FC on 23 September.

Last updated: 30/09/12 1.33CET

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