The victory of Olympiacos is not unbelievable. First of all, because Arsenal seem capable to win or lose anywhere. A typical Wenger team. But the night does not belong to Arsenal or Wenger. It belongs to Olympiacos. And to Silva. Because, what could be considered unbelievable if not the victory of Olympiacos in England, without being in any danger, with no stress, besides the last five minutes?
At some point, after so many attempts, they would win in England. But the thing is how it happened. After managing to keep Arsenal around the penalty area, the only task was to score a goal. The first three goals of the match came out of luck or personal errors, but the two other ones were are result of great team work.
It would be insane to expect Olympiacos to have six big opportunities to score. Even if they had luck, they chased it. In the 55th minute they had already earned four corners (the two of them resulted as goals), while Arsenal had earned none. That is not exactly... luck. Especially against a better team. And even when they were tied to 2-2, they managed to make their best offensive effort and score the third goal.
Silva has not become God and Wenger is not a... chef. Besides the score, it was a fair punishment of Wenger's arrogance, by the sobriety, the plan and the organization produced from Silva. Obviously, the players are the ones that play and they showed determination and confidence. Besides Fortounis, who proves he is aiming high, everybody played well. But Silva stood out.
He had read Arsenal's game, he used Cambiasso in front of the defensive quartet and he left out vulnerable Masuaku, so that Chamberlain would not be free to... party. It was a coaching work of art, that Silva could hang on his wall. A humble personality, with an organized game plan. Totally different compared to Perreira.
If you wonder if the site you are reading changed its path and why we are hailing Olympiacos, we better explain ourselves while it is still early. Don't confuse criminal acts that Marinakis is accused of with the performance of the players and the coaches. You must know that SDNA is fighting against corruption, not against Olympiacos. The corrupts will be exposed and the great teams will be praised, with not exception.
Therefore, don't be surprised. We asked from the beginning "how much truth can you take", so we can be criticized when we lie or hide the truth. On Tuesday morning a black page was marked, but on Tuesday night came a white one. Five accusations of criminal activity and Arsenal-Olympiacos 2-3. The one does not cancel the other.