Will Arsenal FC qualify for the Champions League last 16?
The bookies think Arsenal have an uphill struggle to make the last sixteen of the Champions League
October 21st, 2015
Arsenal were celebrating a famous 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday, although the bookies still take a dim view of their qualifying chances in the Champions League.
Defeats against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos meant that it was essential that the Gunners got a positive result against the favourites to win this season’s competition, with a victory giving Arsene Wenger’s side a fighting chance of making the last sixteen.
However, Paddy Power still make an Arsenal qualification a remote prospect, with odds of 15/8 about the Gunners going through to the last sixteen as opposed to the odds-on quotes given to Olympiacos.
Wenger said after the Bayern victory: “You never know if you will win the game but you know that the team focus and dynamic was there. We were not at our level of focus for the first two games [against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos] because we always focus on the Premier League but tonight, we needed what we show in the Premier League.
“This can strengthen our belief and the belief of the people around us. We need a result at Bayern in our next game but let’s focus on Everton in the league on Saturday.”