What the papers say: Late Arsenal surge beats Greeks

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The Sun - Corfu what a scorcher!
ARSENE WENGER hailed his goal hero Robin van Persie last night. The Dutch star's 78th-minute strike broke the deadlock against the Greek champions and Arsenal boss Wenger declared: "Thanks to him I don't need to splash cash.

The Mirror - Arsenal Champions League win vindicates my transfer policy, claims Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger last night praised his mature Arsenal stars for "digging deep" to earn a late Champions League win over Olympiacos.

The Daily Mail - Robin reliant: Arsene Wenger convinced he doesn't need to spend £50m after late show keeps Arsenal top of the pile
Arsene Wenger hailed Arsenal's Champions League win as evidence of why the club are not 'desperate' for new signings. The Gunners boss has been told he has up to £50million to spend after the club announced £35m profits.

The Daily Express - VAN'S LATE DELIVERY
ROBIN van Persie and Andrey Arshavin struck late goals to end stubborn Greek resistance and keep up Arsenal’s 100 per cent Champions League start this season.

ARSENAL fans had to endure a nail-biting 78 minutes before Robin van Persie grabbed the goal which ended Olympiakos’ resistance.

The Times - Arsenal leave it late to overcome Greeks
By the time the final whistle was blown, the stadium was half-empty, the crowds pouring out on to Holloway Road in the belief that they could beat the rush. But this was one of those nights when Arsenal did their best to keep their supporters on tenterhooks, leaving it until the final 12 minutes before goals from Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin changed the mood.

The Independent - Van Persie busts Greek resistance
To those Arsenal fans who gradually spilled out onto the Holloway Road before the last 12 minutes of this game, shaking their heads and muttering under their breath: you missed a great finale. Sometimes it takes almost an entire game for Arsène Wenger's team to get into gear but once they do it is always worth the wait.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal 2 Olympiakos 0: match report
On Tuesday night, Arsene Wenger mocked those urging him to spend Arsenal's latest profits, pointing out that the transfer window is closed and "you don’t buy players at Waitrose’’. If you could, Arsenal’s manager would be the one peering over the Continental produce counter, hunting more bargains like Robin van Persie, the Dutchman who cost only £2.75million. 

The Guardian - Robin van Persie provides late relief for fluent Arsenal
For so long here at Emirates Stadium, it appeared that George Clooney would come between Arsenal and three Champions League points. For the Hollywood actor, read his doppelganger Antonis Nikopolidis, the 38-year-old Olympiakos goalkeeper, who proved to be a heroic last line of defence.

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