Search

Arsenal ace reveals what went on in the dressing room at half-time of Olympiakos clash

22:09 03 October 2012

Thomas Vermaelen is fit for the Gunners. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

Thomas Vermaelen is fit for the Gunners. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen admitted that assistant manager Steve Bould was unhappy with the Gunners at half-time.

The north Londoners went into the interval at 1-1 as Gervinho’s opener was cancelled out by Kostas Mitroglou but were much improved in the second half with Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey scoring to have a comfortable 3-1 victory.

“He wasn’t angry but he said where things went wrong,” Vermaelen told Sky Sports. “We did things much better in the second half.

“He wanted us to be more cautious with the balls.

“I think the win gives us a lot of confidence. It’s important to win your home games in the Champions League.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Harry Kane celebrates with Andros Townsend after putting Spurs 3-0 ahead with his 13th goal of the season. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tottenham strode into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a resounding 4-0 home win over Newcastle, avenging October’s league defeat in the process.

18:00
England captain Matt Dean at the Blind World Cup

England captain Matt Dean says his team have learned a great deal from their experience at the Blind World Cup despite defeat in the semi-finals.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini

Mathieu Flamini is convinced Arsenal can still enjoy success this season – provided their fortunes finally change on the injury front.

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scores with a header against Newcastle

Arsenal 4 Newcastle Utd 1

Most read sport

Report found there had been instances of ill-treatment during ‘tactical questioning’, but not deliberate torture or murder.

Sometimes Coral gets these freaky royal bet predications right…

The smartphone maker has gone back to the future for its latest smartphone

Rev Libby Lane says she is looking forward to the day when more women are nominated for the role of Bishop.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition