Arsenal will take on Greek Champions Olmpiakos in today’s Champion’s League fixture today with the Gunners eager to record their first three points of the European campaign. A 2-1 loss to Balkan minnows Dinamo Zagreb was arguably the worst possible start for Arsene Wenger’s men in the opening game and has placed even more emphasis on the North London side achieving a victory over the in-form Greek side.
Arsenal are expected to play today’s game with confidence after a well convince win last weekend over Leicester; the Gunner’s won 5-2 a side that was yet to suffer defeat in all competition.
This two sides have met in this same competition, the last time this two side met was during the 2012/13 season, Arsenal emerged victorious at the Emirates recording a 3-1 win but Olympiakos secured a memorable 2-1 victory at home. A promising statistic for Wenger’s men is that the Greek side have never achieved a single point at the Emirates in three previous attempts, the Greek side are notoriously bad travelers
However, Francis Coquelin will not be risked with Manchester United just over the horizon so Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta will be the pivots in the heart of midfield with Mathieu Flamini suffering an injury against Leicester. Flamini is the only fresh injury concern for Wenger with Per Mertesacker returning to the side on Saturday after a spell on the side-lines.
Predicted Arsenal team: (4-2-3-1).