4 IN A ROW

Olympiakos secured their 4th consecutive League title as they went through a rampaging season in the Greece Superleague with more than 15 points of advantage over their nearest rivals.

Michel guided Olympiakos through the league only suffering 4 losses in the entire season and even though the squad has been performing superbly well in just about every area of the team, there still are a number of changes and possible arrivals that will be happening before the start of the upcoming campaign.

Mirko Vucinic is not a constant performer in Juventus and he was on the verge of leaving the side of Antonio Conte and on his way to Inter Milan the transfer was cancelled at the last minute. Olympiakos has now taken an interest in signing the Montenegrin forward.

The Mexican attacker Alan Pulido is another target of Olympiakos who is a potential candidate of joining the team of Michel by the next season and Pulido is well aware of the interest that Olympiakos has on him.

“Obviously, I would like to go and play there. It is a team that plays in the Champions League and it wouldn’t be at all bad.” Pulido said.

On the managerial staff of Olympiakos there will also be a new member joining the team with Rafael Alkorta agreeing to join the club as the assistant manager. Alkorta is a former Real Madrid player which helped the Spanish club on securing the Spanish League in the 1994-95 season as well as 1996-97.

Michel and Alkorta will be working together once more just like they did a few years ago in Real Madrid but only this time around it’s going to be a more managerial role in the club and they have their work cut out as Olympiakos will be playing in the Champions League once more in the upcoming season.

OLYMPIAKOS NET WIN

Greek football had another reason to cheer after the recent round of Champions League after the Greek team Olympiacos managed a stunning 2-1 victory over the Premier league club Arsenal. This victory means that the Premier league club Arsenal will not be able to finish top of the group. Arsene Wenger came into the match looking for a victory that will finally bring it into the poor run of form experienced by his team, but he was left disappointed once again after the team failed to win the match. This defeat means that they finished second in the group, which will mean that they will be facing a tough team in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Even more difficult to take for Arsene Wenger is the fact that the crucial second leg will be away from home in the last 16 stage of the competition. Olympiacos did not have the opportunity to progress to the next stage of the Champions League. However, this victory has significantly boosted their opportunities to play in the Europa league in the second half of the season. Arsenal were coming into the match on the back of the 2-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Swansea during the weekend. The manager made a number of changes to the team, which was forced upon him.

“For their first goal, it was a goal kick not a corner, simple as that. I don’t think it was the right decision, but we have to cope with it. After that they scored a good goal. We had a good first half but dropped physically in the second. Many of the players are not used to that level. We had two or three chances to score a second but after that we know we can be in trouble,” said the Arsenal manager.