Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang, Ceballos & Elneny all start

By on March 18, 2021

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Arsenal take on Olympiacos in the second leg of our Europa League last-16 tie this evening.

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is recalled to start for Arsenal after being axed for the North London Derby victory over Tottenham at the weekend. Alexandre Lacazette drops to the bench.

Nicolas Pepe is also recalled to start in attack with Bukayo Saka making way after picking up a hamstring injury on Sunday. Emile Smith Rowe keeps his place in the Arsenal starting eleven after impressing against Spurs.

Dani Ceballos gets a start in midfield and he lines-up alongside both Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka so it looks to be a slight change in formation from Arteta. Thomas Partey gets a rest as he drops to the bench.

Gabriel continues alongside David Luiz in defence with Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin as full-backs. That means Cedric Soares is on the bench along with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah.

Here are the teams for the game:


Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Elneny, Ceballos, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Aubameyang

Subs: Ryan, Okwonko, Holding, Cedric, Chambers, Mari, Partey, Odegaard, Nelson, Nketiah, Lacazette, Martinelli


Sa, Holebas, Ba, Sokratis, Androutous, M’Vila, Camara, Reabciuk, Masouras, Fortounis, El-Arabi.

Subs: Karargyris, Tzolakis, Bouchalakis, Vrousai, Drager, Bruma, Lala, Sourlis, Randjelovic