Official Arsenal team to face Olympiacos – Mikel Arteta makes multiple changes

Mikel Arteta names his team for the Europa League clash against Olympiacos tonight.

As was to be expected Mikel Arteta has made a number of changes to the team that humbled Newcastle United 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates.

It was always going to be the case that changes would be made, especially with Mesut Ozil left behind for family reasons. Other changes include Martinelli, Willock and Lacazette starting and Ceballos, Nketiah and Pepe on the bench.

So, what do you think to the team that Arteta has gone with tonight? Let us know in the comments below

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73 Comments

  1. joe says:

    I am confused

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      Me too! Martinez should be in for Leno,kolasinac for saka but then that’ll my opinion

      1. Quantic Dream says:

        Me three! If this was Emery’s line up he’d be getting roasted by now. Is Kolasinac bloody fit or not?!

        1. Sue says:

          Extremely fit 😜

          1. Quantic Dream says:

            He should be in then! Saka on the left, Auba CF and Lacazette on the bench where he belongs.

          2. AlexLaca9 says:

            😂🤣

        2. CorporateMan says:

          Me four. Why Mustafi at right back? Maitland-Niles no even on the bench!
          I don’t follow!

          1. sanmi.marvellous says:

            @CorporateMan,

            Don’t let anger blur your view. Your man AMN is on the bench.

            Re-check the line up.

    2. Mogunna says:

      Defenetly strange looking stuff, but makes sense and pretty strong stuff in a 3

      Mustafi Sokratis Luiz
      Ghendouzi xhaka
      Willock. Saka
      Auba. Laca. Martineli

      Can switch xhaka Saka but I would prefer to see saka behind Martineli. Looks like Xhaka doesn’t want to play RB, pissing, but had to when Saka got injured in 2nd half after that same exact switch, almost ruining night.

      Saka should be played in that position of middle left if not wiinger, not as a LB. Xhaka is more of a defensive player than Saka, logic will be for him to play LB, he hates it, so does Saka but thinks about the team…

      He should have been rested and Niles at Gendouzi position who would be at Xhaka spot. Niles is great going forward,

  2. Shakir says:

    Is that a back 3 or is mustafi playing RB. The front 3 looks so good.Guendouzi is back.Saka keeps his place.And leno as the keeper.Very interesting line up from MA.Looks strong.

    COYG

    1. gotanidea says:

      Mustafi or Sokratis will play as RB

      The line-up is strong. But Martinez would likely not be happy on the bench though, since he is supposed to play in all cup competitions

    2. Francis says:

      Mustafi at right back

  3. Sue says:

    Wow will we ever predict an Arteta team?!! 😄 I was hoping to see Kolasinac…. oh well, good luck boys!!

    1. Quantic Dream says:

      Emery dèja vu?

      1. Lenohappy says:

        This is a confusing line up, why do we have kolasinac if we are not going to use him even in the Europa cup. I hope Arteta is not trying to make that Lb Saka permanent position.

        1. gotanidea says:

          Either Kolasinac is still unfit or Arteta plans to sell him out in the summer and convert Saka into an attacking LB

          1. Lenohappy says:

            Saka talent will be wasted at that Lb, he has the ability to be a real world class winger, if this continues he will want out, it might end up being like Chamberlain who went to Liverpool to play in the midfield.

    2. Gily says:

      Well it seems the coach thinks it’s not the right time for you to see him.
      Maybe after the match😂😂

      I support the coach though. He can reshuffle at halftime if not working.

      1. Sue says:

        👍 Very true, Gily.

  4. Tony says:

    No RB..
    Cool and Strong!

  5. Phenom says:

    The line up is not confusing. MA is taking every competition serious. Let’s give MA the benefit of the doubt. A win is all we need. Those players on the line up are also arsenal players. Work hard in training and u are in the starting 11.

    1. Lenohappy says:

      Phenom, you really believe that excuse that if you work hard in training you will get picked, am not really kolasinac fan but if we are talking about the Arsenal players that work hard, then Kolasinac have to be one of them, so why is he not getting picked and are you telling me that ceballos doesn’t deserve to start this match.

      1. Tony says:

        Ceballos would now be use in PL matches which is Cool..
        And his on the Bench; he’s likely to play.
        👍

  6. Elvis says:

    Musti is playing RB, that’s cool…

    The Guendozi and Xhaka pair makes our midfield slow, so there will be no quick recoveries when we lose the ball, unless the forwards drop back and help in defending…

    Martinelli plays better on the left where he forms a partnership with Saka, but like someone said before, it’s just my opinion too. Let’s see what happens. Come Gooners, we need away g0-4ls……

  7. Hila says:

    Trust and support our coach, he knows the players more than you do. support should be our first reaction, criticising should come after the results

    1. SAGooner says:

      Amen, Hila, no more needs to be said.

  8. Phenom says:

    Leno, Kolasinac jx came back from injury. Do u think we shd risk him while we have an inform makeshift LB

  9. Lenohappy says:

    I can already predict how this match will be, they will come at us in the first half and if we are lucky we won’t concede, and the second half arteta will substitute wilock for ceballos and anyone for Pepe. For goodness sake this is a must win match and the coach is starting wilock and guendouzi ahead of Ceballos and to make matter worse theirs no Pepe, he’s even playing Martinelli at the right side when we all know that he plays better at the left.

  10. Hila says:

    I predict a 1:3 win for arsenal

  11. Eagles says:

    Just a silly lineup from arteta…..

  12. Allstar abs says:

    Am less concern about how our coach select his team formation all i want is three point which i hope we can get it in Greece Tonight,this same coach select his formation in our last game And we won by 4 goals to nothing so if you think you can be a coach then try football manager

  13. Mrcool says:

    Blame it on MA if arsenal screw this game.
    He has the resources to get good results from this game.
    If he fail to use the right players he may not get the right result.

  14. Rux says:

    I feel sad for Martinez. I thought he would continue to take his place

  15. Winner says:

    MA is anticipating a massive onslaught from the host team in the early stages of this game. The midfield is set up to absorb the pressure and put in a solid shift. Saka will be used as an attacking outlet. Laca, Martinelli and Auba will help defensively. I believe that is the rationale behind the team selection.

  16. Shakir says:

    The atmosphere❌❌❌❌❌

  17. SueP says:

    This seems to me to be an experienced team. I don’t have a problem with who he has picked at all. I’ll no doubt regret sticking my head above the parapet though.

  18. SueP says:

    squeaky bum time after 2 minutes

  19. Mogunna says:

    What formation we on?
    433?

  20. S says:

    Sokratis has never played for our opponents, would only be appropriate for the game to be settled by an own goal from him

  21. Rkw says:

    This team contains 5 or 6 defensive and midfield players That I don’t want to see in an arsenal shirt next season

  22. MarkMyWords says:

    Man, Laca’s gotta score there.

  23. avenger says:

    Laca laca twice you missed the goal I don’t know what to do with you

  24. Mogunna says:

    What a Leno save on Luiz!

  25. Rkw says:

    Willock is a hapless footballer no idea when fans and management are going to wake up to this fact … along with xhaka and guendhouzi it’s a midfield devoid of finess and quality …

  26. Indian gooner says:

    Willock is good for championship side not good enough for arsenal fc

  27. Rkw says:

    Having a midfield that can’t control the ball makes for third rate football and a frustrated attack

  28. Indian gooner says:

    Midfield selection is very bad, and back three doesn’t work for our current defenders

  29. avenger says:

    we are a second half team

  30. david says:

    Willock is such an ordinary player. He is getting so much space and doing nothing with it.

  31. Gily says:

    Olympiacos’ fans are just a bunch of noise makers. This is noise pollution not supporting

  32. gotanidea says:

    Lacazette missed two golden chances already

    The team desperately need a more adventurous deep-lying playmaker like Ceballos. But I guess Arteta wants to play safe with Xhaka and Guendouzi, since they are playing in Greece

    1. Gily says:

      Lancaster should be playing from the bench not starting.

      Martinelli has no business on the right flank.

      Pepe should have been playing
      .
      The midfield…no good transition.

      I trust Arteta knows what to do.

      1. Gily says:

        …meant Lacazette😂😂

  33. Kenya 001 says:

    Too slow in transition. Hey is Guendouse the most fouled player in this game just seen he’s been kicked 5,6 times in these 1st half.

  34. GunneRay says:

    Average first half. Bit lucky and some usual low key performances from the usual suspects..

  35. GunneRay says:

    Simply, crap!

  36. Rkw says:

    Don’t understand arteta … why keep a midfield in place that would struggle against a top first division outfit … it’s the worst kind of stAtic football … sometimes wonder what arteta learnt from pep

  37. Rkw says:

    Every player has been poor with the exception of saka … lacazette awful aubemayang not much better …

    1. GunneRay says:

      Agree. Aubameyang has been useless..

      1. SueP says:

        Absolutely right

    2. SueP says:

      Leno, which says it all has done well

  38. SAGooner says:

    Goooaaaal!

  39. SueP says:

    A very timely goal
    Lovely ball in from Saka for Lacazette

  40. S says:

    Could well be the only British side to lose tonight. Even Rangers and Celtic scored

    Nvm

  41. avenger says:

    Laca son of a gun……..

  42. Gily says:

    Osaka makes goal assistance easy.
    How many noe?

    1. Gily says:

      What’s the…
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