Olympiakos 2 Arsenal 1
The dubious honour of topping Group B may still be within Arsenal's grasp but perhaps of greater significance on Tuesday night is a need to produce a display that suggests their season is not in irreversible decline.
Arsenal completed one of the most remarkable comebacks in football last night when they recovered from 4-0 down against Reading to win 7-5.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted striker Olivier Giroud had a weight lifted from his shoulders when he scored his first goal for the club against Coventry last night.
Poland 1 Russia 1
The Way I See It: The full-backs rip forward in support of inflexible wingers in a grim reprise of Seventies football dystopia
Man-for-man marking from the Euro 2012 match at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw
Russia face the Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 Group A opener tonight with coach Dick Advocaat believing they are dark horses to win the tournament.
Ferguson's fresher squad expose all Wenger's limitations
Fulham 2 Arsenal 1
Olympiakos 3 Arsenal 1
There is an element of those who classify themselves as supporters of the England team who are predisposed to taking a pleasure in the many and various disasters that befall our benighted national team. If they involve Wayne Rooney, well, so much the better.
Johan Djourou is one of few Arsenal players who will look back at this season as a success after putting his year-long injury nightmare behind him. Switzerland defender Djourou missed virtually the whole of last term and the World Cup after undergoing surgery on a serious knee problem.
Under-pressure Arsenal manager rules out summer spending spree or coaching reform / Frenchman will not give up on title race
As if the task of taking on Barcelona in the Nou Camp were not hard enough, Arsenal have to do it with injury ruling out key players. It's a job and a half with a full squad, but with the injuries Arsenal have got it is going to be a lot more difficult.
The last coach to beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp was Esteban Vigo of Hercules. Asked recently for his plan for shutting down the most prolific team in football, he touched on the question of man-marking Lionel Messi. "There is no point," he said. "You man-mark Messi, then you have to man-mark Xavi, and Villa and Iniesta and Pedro... and then Alves scores."