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Poor Champions League start for English clubs

Arsenal’s Champions League hopes were dealt a severe blow after suffering a disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to Olympiakos. Questions will be asked

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Arsenal’s Champions League hopes were dealt a severe blow after suffering a disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to Olympiakos.

Questions will be asked about the team selection as stand-in goalkeeper David Ospina had a night to forget, gifting the Greek side their first ever win in England after 12 consecutive defeats.

Having lost their two opening fixtures, Arsenal are rooted to the bottom of the table and now face an uphill battle to qualify for the knockout stages while Chelsea’s Champions League campaign is also in jeopardy following a 2-1 defeat to Porto at the Estádio do Dragão.

José Mourinho insisted he had no regrets about his team selection and suggested the loss was born of two ‘‘ridiculous mistakes’‘.

Dynamo Kiev now lead Group G along with Porto while Eden Hazard’s team-mates are currently sitting third, one point further back.