After a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Dinamo Zagreb, Arsene Wenger will be hoping to redeem himself in front of his own fans. Furthermore, Arsenal will be aware of the fact that they need to win this game before their clash with Bayern Munich.
Three defeats in a row could pile on immense pressure on the North London outfit and therefore it is a must for them to win tonight.
Elsewhere, Olympiakos also lost their opening game against Bayern Munich and will be hoping to capitalise on Arsenal’s European blunders and return home with a point atleast.
Since the defeat to Zagreb and Chelsea, Arsenal have somewhat steadied the ship and have found a rhythm. The Gunners have won two back to back games against Tottenham and Leicester and will be heading into the Olympiakos game with lots of confidence.
Match: Arsenal vs. Olympiakos
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 7.45PM BST
Arsenal vs Olympiakos: Team News
Arsenal will be without Danny Welbeck, Rosicky and Wilshere for today’s game. Key midfielder, Francis Coquelin is also a doubt for tonight. Flamini and Arteta are out with injuries and Giroud is suspended after his red card against Zagreb.
As far as Olympiakos are concerned, the Greek outfit will be without Milivojevic. Alejandro Dominguez could be a last minute inclusion.
Arsenal vs Olympiakos: Possible Lineups
Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs; Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla; Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez; Theo Walcott.
Olympiakos XI (4-1-2-1-2): Roberto Jimenez; OmarElabdellaoui, Manuel da Costa, Dimitris Siovas, Arthur Masuaku; Esteban Cambiasso; Leandro Salino, Pajtim Kasami; Alejandro Dominguez; Felipe Pardo, Brown Ideye
Arsenal and Olympiakos have been paired in the same Champions League group for the fourth time in the last seven seasons.
All six of their previous encounters in the Champions League have ended in a home win.
Olympiakos have lost all 12 of their away games against English teams in European competition, scoring only three goals and conceding 37 in the process.
Prediction – Arsenal 2-0 Olympiakos