Arsenal’s 3-1 victory last week means this tie should be dead and buried, but Mikel Arteta can’t take any chances and there will be some nerves if Olympiacos can get the first goal.
Winning the Europa League is still Arsenal’s only realistic hope of Champions League football next year, so it leaves Mikel Arteta with some interesting choices to make tonight.
The squad will need some rotation as this game is sandwiched between big matches with Spurs and West Ham, while it’s also likely that the Greek side will need to come out and attack.
Ideally Arsenal need to be solid at the back while having the pace to catch them out on the counter attack, and that’s reflected in the line-up tonight:
The midfield three of Xhaka, Ceballos and Elneny is a more defensive option with Odegaard staying on the bench, but there should be plenty of room for Aubameyang and Pepe to use their pace to cause problems.
It looks like a pretty solid selection and the general reaction is positive, but there are a few gutted fans who were hoping to see Gabriel Martinelli get a chance from the start tonight.
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