Arsenal set their eyes on the Europa League quarter-finals when they welcome Olympiacos for the second leg of their last 16-tie. The match schedules for Thursday at Emirates Stadium, with a kickoff at 8:55 pm.
The midfield seemed to come alive last time out as worldies from Martin Odegaard, El Neny, and Gabriel’s wonderful header gave a three-goal lead. El-Rabi equalized for the side following a mistake by Bernd Leno to make it 3-1.
The past two weeks saw Arsenal became their worst enemy, with costly mistakes becoming part and parcel from playing at the back. Xhaka gifted Burnley a goal to end in a 1-1 draw. The same mistakes were evident during their match with Olympiacos, with El-Rabi getting one after a Ceballos mistake.
However, Arsenal will head into the match full of confidence, especially after a North London Derby win. The Gunners managed to fully dominate their rivals, ending in a 2-1 win after a Martin Odegaard’s goal and a penalty converted by Lacazette, with Lamela equalizing with a beautiful rabona kick.
Olympiacos and El Rabi, in particular, will have fond memories back at the Emirates in the 2019-20 campaign. However, nostalgia will be far from the case as the Greek giants’ workaround to overturn a 3-1 goal deficit. Pedro Martin’s men will be regretful after letting some clear-cut chances go.
Arsenal vs Olympiacos Head to Head
Both sides have 11 games against each other, with Arsenal with six wins while Olympiacos with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
Olympiacos 1-3 Arsenal
Burnley 1-1 Arsenal
Leicester City 1-3 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-2 Benfica
Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City
AE Larisa 1-3 Olympiacos
Olympiacos 1-3 Arsenal
Olympiacos 3-0 PAS Lamia 1964
Aris Thessaloniki 1-1 Olympiacos
Volos NFC 1-2 Olympiacos
Arsenal Team News
After getting sidelines during the North London Derby due to disciplinary actions, it remains unclear whether Captain Pierre-Erick Aubameyang will feature. Other starts pushing for recalls into the starting lineup include Nicolas Pepe, Willian, and Martinelli. Pablo Mari might get the nod in defense alongside Holding.
Olympiacos Team News
Martins heavily rotated the squad in their last outing against Larissa, with heavy considerations for this clash. The two returning full-backs Kenny Lala and Oleg Reabciuk will feature in North London. Other midfield options available include Mady Camara and Mathieu Valbuena.
Prediction and Odds
Arsenal will come out all guns blazing this weekend with two crucial away goals to cushion their lead.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5