However, Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham is another huge date on a tight calendar, so Arteta needs his side to deliver two big results in four days – and that’s including a draining trip to Greece.
Date, time and venue
Olympiacos is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
The match will be held at Karaiskaki Stadium in Piraeus, Greece.
How to watch Olympiacos vs Arsenal
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT app.
Olympiacos vs Arsenal team news
Emile Smith Rowe faces a late fitness test after being out of action since February 28 with a hip issue, but he was due to take part in full training on Wednesday before the fight to Athens.
Arteta is expected to make some changes, with Gabriel Magalhaes coming in at centre-back for Pablo Mari.
Arteta also has a decision to make at right-back, with both Cedric Soares and Hector Bellerin rested last weekend, while Nicolas Pepe is another pushing to start on the left ahead of Willian.
Arsenal squad from: Leno, Ryan; Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Gabriel, Holding, Luiz, Mari, Tierney; Ceballos, Elneny, Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Balogun, Lacazette, Martinelli, Nelson, Nketiah, Pepe, Willian.
Arsenal predicted lineup
(4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Pepe; Aubameyang
Olympiacos vs Arsenal prediction
Winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s best chance of Champions League qualification, so expect Arteta to go strong – but with the north London derby also coming up, the Gunners will have to balance carefully. A score draw would do nicely with an away goal to take home.
Olympiacos vs Arsenal head to head history and (h2h) results
Last meeting: Arsenal 1-2 Olympiacos (27/02/2020)
Olympiacos vs Arsenal odds and betting tips
Draw: Between 13/5 and 11/4