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Europa League draw: Arsenal drawn to face Olympiacos once again

By on February 26, 2021

Mikel Arteta Arsenal

Arsenal will be out for revenge after being drawn to face Olympiacos in the last-16 of the Europa League following todays draw.

We made hard work for ourselves in the last-32 tie with Benfica. Despite dominating the first leg, we had to settle for a 1-1 draw after conceding a second half penalty. The second leg was typical Arsenal. We took an early lead, were cruising and should have put the game to bed. But two mistakes gifted Benfica a 2-1 lead.

Thankfully, we have Kieran Tierney, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to rely on as they helped secure a 3-2 comeback win. Tierney equalised with a lovely strike before Auba headed home with just three minutes left to book our place in the next phase of the Europa League [and saved our season].

The draw for the last-16 took place today and Arsenal will be out for revenge having once again been pitted against Olympiacos – who knocked us out at this stage in last years competition. In fact, it’s the 6th time we’ve drawn Olympiacos in the last 12 European campaigns so we know them well!

The Greek outfit beat PSV Eindhoven 5-4 on aggregate in the last-32 and we found out first hand last year they can be a dangerous side. However, we cannot slip-up again this time around and should be strong enough to ease into the last-8.

Elsewhere, Tottenham got lucky as they drew Dinamo Zagreb but Manchester United face a tough two legs against AC Milan.

The ties will be played on the 11th and 18th March.

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