Both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andre Santos were happy with their first goals for Arsenal during last night’s game with Olympiacos.
Speaking afterwards, the young Englishman, said, “To make my first start in the Champions League obviously I was honoured and proud, even more proud to get the three points with the boys. It was a massive game for us, to build on the momentum from Saturday.
“It was a really, really good game and I’m happy with the way it turned out. There’s always nerves, you want to do as well as you can you, want to impress the fans, the manager and help the boys out, so obviously I was a little bit nervous”
“I’ve got a lot of hard work to go, and a lot of improvement on tonight’s performance; there are areas that I’ve already thought I need to improve on. But it’s a good start for me and I’m proud to have scored my first goal in the Champions League”.
And his joy was matched by Brazilian defender Santos who looked far more at home than he did during his debut against Blackburn.
“It was an important goal and I’m very happy, because it was my first game in front of the supporters, and it’s always good to score and help the team. I’m very happy with the way I’m adapting.
“I always hope to score goals and help my team. I hope now I can have a good time in the Arsenal shirt. Olympiacos didn’t come to defend – they really attacked our team. They showed a lot of quality and created a lot of chances, but we scored twice and finished up with a great victory”.