Olympiacos v Arsenal – Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium – UEFA Europa League Round of Thirty-Two first-leg – Thursday 8pm
Olympiacos v Arsenal – Preview:
Mikel Arteta was fully aware of the threat UEFA Europa League Round of Thirty-Two opponents, Olympiacos possess ahead of the Gunners first-leg tie at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.
The Greek outfit has faced Arsenal no less than eight times in competitive European football, with honours even at four wins apiece, and Arteta clearly believed the host’s had all the attributes to cause his side a few problems.
“Collectively they seem very alive with a clear idea of what they what to do,” the Spaniard explained.
They don’t play in relation to the opponent That’s what I like the most.”
The Gunners chief is expected to turn to one or two of his younger players for the tie: “It’s part of the process, you don’t know until you expose them. I want to see courage in all my players,” he added.
Olympiacos v Arsenal – Head to head:
Olympiacos won: 4
Arsenal won: 4
Olympiacos v Arsenal – Last five meetings (all competitions):
December 6, 2011 – UEFA Champions League
Olympiacos 3-1 Arsenal
October 3, 2011 – UEFA Champions League
Arsenal 3-1 Olympiacos
December 4, 2012 – UEFA Champions League
Olympiacos 2-1 Arsenal
September 29, 2015 – UEFA Champions League
Arsenal 2-3 Olympiacos
December 9, 2015 – UEFA Champions
Olympiacos 0-3 Arsenal
Jeevesie’s prediction: Olympiacos 2-2 Arsenal
Arsenal trained at London Colney before heading to Greece for their UEFA Europa League Round of Thirty-Two first-leg with Olympiacos