Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Europa League preview


rsenal are closing on on the quarter-finals of the Europa League – but they must first navigate the second leg of their last-16 tie against Olympiacos.

While a top-four finish looks beyond Arsenal this season, Champions League qualification is possible by winning the Europa League – and Mikel Arteta proved with last season’s FA Cup triumph that he is capable of guiding the Gunners past tough cup opponents.

Date, time and venue

Arsenal vs Olympiacos is scheduled for a 5.55pm GMT kick-off on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Where to watch Arsenal vs Olympiacos

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT website or BT app.

Arsenal vs Olympiacos team news

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was benched against Spurs for disciplinary reasons, but this game would be the ideal opportunity to restore him to the starting lineup with a minimum of fuss.

In terms of injuries, Bukayo Saka picked up a thigh problem at the weekend and is likely to miss out – but even if he was fit, he’d likely be granted a rest.

The likes of Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos, Willian, Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny were all on the bench vs Spurs and will be pushing to start on Thursday.

Arsenal vs Olympiacos prediction

The big games come thick and fast for Arsenal these days, but one saving grace is that they don’t have far to travel after last weekend’s north London derby win. Arteta should rotate and while Olympiacos will be out for goals, the Gunners should win again.

Arsenal vs Olympiacos head to head (h2h) results

Last meeting: Olympiacos 1-3 Arsenal (11/03/2021)

Arsenal vs Olympiacos odds and betting tips

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