Arsenal v Olympiacos Confirmed Team News & Predicted XI

Arsenal will play host to Olympiacos with a full squad of options available as they look to seal their place in the draw for the next round of the Europa League.

Alex Runarsson is the only player confirmed not to feature after he was replaced in the quota for the competition by Maty Ryan, who joined the club in January.

Bukayo Saka remains a doubt, but he will be assessed this afternoon ahead of the tie to figure out if he could be made available.

Mikel Arteta admitted in his pre-match press conference (via Arsenal.com) that he has some doubts over certain unnamed players who have featured heavily, but they could still be selected to play.

READ MORE: Michael Thomas reveals his favourite Gunner and gives his view on Aubameyang

Predicted Arsenal XI:

Leno
Chambers Luiz Gabriel Tierney
Partey Xhaka
Pepe Odegaard Willian
Aubameyang

Saka certainly doesn’t sound as if he is back to 100%, so I would expect that he would either miss out completely or be left on the bench in case he is needed.

I’m not sure on the stance of the manager exactly, but I would imagine that the situation with Aubameyang will need to be put to bed with his return to the starting line-up tonight.

Smith Rowe may also need some rest, but depending how the game plays out he could well stay on the bench also.

I also imagine Luiz to be the most likely starter tonight from all of our options, with his long passing a strong weapon to damage Olympiacos who will have to come to the Emirates in search of goals.

Who would you like to see start this evening? Would anyone be shocked to see Auba benched again?

Patrick

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10 Comments

  1. CorporateMan says:

    I’d like to see Tierney rested for this one. Play Cedric on the LB position and unleash a fresh Tierney against a very good West Ham team on Sunday

    1. Declan says:

      Trouble is we need Cedric at right back against West Ham in my opinion.

  2. S.J says:

    Aubameyang.

    Martinelli. Smith-Rowe. Pepe.

    Ceballos. Elneny.

    Tierney. Mari. Holding. Bellerin.

    Leno.

    1. Cedric says:

      Perfecto!!!

    2. Loose Cannon says:

      Wow! Pepe, Elneny, Bellerin thats a wide open flank, Oly will fancy that and put in 3 past Leno.Add to it Cabs and marri, not very inspiring line up from the Gunners point of view

  3. Sue says:

    I’ll be surprised if we don’t see Holding or Martinelli. Oh well, whoever’s picked looking forward to it. Keep your heads and we’ll be in the draw tomorrow COYG

    ION.. Ibrahimovic is fit. Imagine if his goal dumped the Mancs out!! 😜👍

    1. PJ-SA says:

      I’d be surprised if i do see Martinelli! Hoping Tierney can get a rest to be honest

      Really hoping Ibra has a cracker tonight

  4. Vinod says:

    What I would like:
    Ryan
    Chambers Holding Mari Cedric
    Elneny Partey
    Pepe Willian Auba
    Martinelli

    What I expect:
    Leno
    Bellerin Luiz Gabriel Tierney
    Partey Xhaka
    Pepe Odegaard Willian
    Auba

  5. Neil Fitt says:

    I would put Pepe down the middle and Saka if fit on the right to start,then bring on Aubamyang at half time,take saka off for a rest and move Pepe wide.(unless Pepe has scored) then put Auba wide.

  6. Iykmatt says:

    First things first,mat ryan need to start in goal&then tierney,odegaard,saka,xhaka&some injury prone players like partey&smith-rowe should be rested

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