June 24, 2021

LIVE: Olympiacos vs Arsenal

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Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta makes two alterations after his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley in their last game. Mari and Chambers drop to the bench, with Gabriel and Bellerin coming into the back four in their places. Fit-again Smith Rowe is also named amongst the substitutes. 

Olympiacos head coach Pedro Martins makes just one change after his side beat Lamia 3-0 in domestic action last time out. Attacking midfielder Fortounis drops to the bench, with the more defensive Camara coming in to replace him. 

Arsenal substitutes: Alexandre Lacazette, Cedric Soares, Calum Chambers, Mat Ryan, Dani Ceballos, Emile Smith Rowe, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Karl Hein, Mohamed Elneny, Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Willian; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Olympiacos substitutes: Ahmed Hassan, Vasilis Sourlis, Lazar Randjelovic, Ilias Karargyris, Konstantinos Tzolakis, Konstantinos Fortounis, Thanasis Androutsos, Giorgos Masouras, Jose Holebas, Mohamed Drager.

Olympiacos XI (4-3-3): Jose Sa; Kenny Lala, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Ousseynou Ba, Oleg Reabciuk; Yann M’Vila, Mohamed Camara, Andreas Bouchalakis; Mathieu Valbuena, Youssef El-Arabi, Bruma.

Arsenal will hope to gain revenge after being knocked out in the previous round of last season’s competition by tonight’s hosts. The second leg at the Emirates went to extra-time and the Gunners were eliminated on away goals, with the aggregate score tied at 2-2. Perhaps the north London outfit will favour an attacking approach in Greece tonight in order to minimise the risk of a repeat. 

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Europa League round of 16 first leg clash between Olympiacos and Arsenal at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece.