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Confirmed line-ups: Olympiacos vs Arsenal: Willian & Gabriel start

By on March 11, 2021

Arsenal take on Olympiacos in the first leg of our Europa League last-16 tie tonight.

Mikel Arteta has made just two changes from the side that drew with Burnley at the weekend as Hector Bellerin is recalled at right-back in place of Calum Chambers. Gabriel is also brought back in alongside David Luiz in the middle of the back four with Pablo Mari making way.

Kieran Tierney completes the defence as he retains his place at left-back while the Arsenal boss has stuck with Willian in attack meaning Nicolas Pepe has to settle for a place on the bench once again.

Bukayo Saka starts along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli retain on the bench. Emile Smith Rowe has travelled to Greece after recovering from a hip injury but he’s among the substitutes as Martin Odegaard keeps his place in the Arsenal eleven.

Thomas Partey starts alongside Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park so Dani Ceballos and Mohamed Elneny have to settle for a place on the bench. There is no place for Eddie Nketiah or Reiss Nelson in the matchday squad.

These are the line-ups for the game:

Arsenal

Leno; Bellerin, Gabriel, Luiz, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Willian, Odegaard, Saka; Aubameyang.

Subs: Ryan, Cedric, Chambers, Holding, Pablo Mari, Elneny, Ceballos, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette, Hein

Olympiacos

José Sá; Lala, Sokratis, Ba, Reabciuk; M’Vila, Bouchalakis, Camara; Valbuena, El Arabi, Bruma

Subs: Karargyris, Tzolakis, Fortunis, Ahmed Hassan, Androutsos, Masouras, Drager, Holebas, Sourlis, Randjelovic

2 Comments

  1. patrick tim

    March 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    arsenal needs to spend next season if they are to challenge for trophies. otherwise, this line up of odegard is not a nice one

  2. JOEL

    March 11, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Bellerin back in and Willian is selected…of course!!..Arteta really doesn’t do much to help himself….Or for that matter much to help the team…Hence their current league position.

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