Arsenal take on Olympiacos tonight in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 32.

Here are the official line-ups.

Olympiacos: Sa, Semedo, Camara, Bouchalakis, Guilherme, El Arabi, Elabdelloui, Masouras, Tsmikas, Ba, Valbuena

Subs: Allain, Fortounis, Lovera, Papadopoulos, Cisse, Gaspar, Randjelovic

Arsenal: Leno, Sokratis, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock, Martinelli, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Pepe, Nketiah

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Wow, a bit surprised not to see Martinez, Maitland-Niles, and Kolasinac in the starting lineup, but Arteta knows best. Hopefully we can continue to improve our overall game. I’m eager to see what Willock can produce tonight, and if Laca can find the net again!


Guessing AMN has done his “I’m not a RB” piece and that attitude won’t fly with Arteta…


You’ve got to feel for Martinez, this could well be the nail in his Arsenal coffin. I think like Fabianski and Szczesny, we’ll lose him and he’ll go on to be a really solid goalkeeper.

Alway exciting when the angel Gabriel starts. COYG! Let’s do these fuckers.


Strong lineup. Arleta flexing his muscles


And strong bench

Tristian Beale

Can’t afford to field a weak team in the business stage of the cup.


Strong enough team to win, hope Martinelli gets a couple and/or Laca keeps scoring.


This side excites me

SB Still

What formation are we playing?


I’ll call it 442

Man Manny

I think Mustafi is playing right back in a 4-5-1.




it will work more like a 3-3-3-1 in actuality though,
with saka and guendouzi providing movement and defensive cover wide, martinelli will hopefully be on his favoured left but i think he will play rw, with auba on the left and willock in the 10 role. leaving laca up top.

who knows, maybe he is playing guendouzi as a right wing back, and thats what the tiff was about?


*bit presumptuous though*


It always is.

Man Manny

Martinelli and Saka on the left; I wouldn’t want to be their right back this night. I see him having a torrid time against that combo.


443 with Sok at rb? Wish AMN could get some games at RB.

Licor de Avellanas

Musti at LB, no?

Licor de Avellanas

RB even

Lucas Sam

it’s most likely Mustafi at RB, his is much more mobile

Belfast Gooner

Didnt Sokratis play RB at home to Leeds in the cup with Mustafi at CB? Agree that Mustafi is more mobile though.


yeah i questioned it when we started vs leeds, as sok doesnt strike me as mobile enough for the role.

but he surprised me and did a tidy job.

Thierry Walcott

Don’t cheat, mate


443? Rush Goalie 😉


Surprise line up hope we get the job done


No disagreement with the lineup, except Martinelli doesn’t play in Saka’s wing.
They are forming a lethal bond that shouldn’t be broken down now.

The Spoon

Did not expect that, especially with big game on Sunday. Put it yo bed first leg now hopefully give some of the other guys a game at home.


Martinelli and Aubameyang both look better from the left, I’m not entirely convinced it’s the best balance.

But I still fancy us for a few goals tonight, we’ve got three players who’ll look to get beyond Lacazette as he steps out.

And Saka is the best 18 year old in Europe, thought we’d rest him tonight, but can’t say I’m disappointed we haven’t, such an exciting player.


they work better when auba is in the cf role and martinelli is in the lw role.
id like to see those roles reversed and see how well they work together, but thar requires pepe on the right, not laca.


Olympiacos have a Sa, Ba, and El, but Arsenal have a Saka, Laca, Xhaka. Should be a good game then.

Paul Roberts

Auba on the right wing??


Martinelli on the right wing again I presume, he wasn’t really comfortable there at Burnley but excited to see the young kid again.

Mesut O’Neill

Guess he wants to continue as one of the only two unbeaten team across the top five leagues in 2020!! Hellas Verona being the other.


No Hector ?


Ozil out, Ceballos bench and even Pepe benched for MoM performance (Arteta: “Pepe needs run of 10 games to build form”. Not much creative play left in the lineup. At the same time, Olympiacos is garbage that we should walk past. If not, we can make Mari and Soares permanent, nobody else is coming.


Umm alright mate

Teryima Adi

A granite line up. Very strong

Jean Ralphio

Momentum is certainly the goal

Christopher Edenbach

mustafi at rb? anm how far you have fallen?!?

Sagebrush Farm

Where is Bellerin? Thought he would grab some minutes


Wat I hate most is seeing our players in wrong positions…
Why not pay nelson martinelli nd laca instead of playing Auba wrongly
Nd also that midfield is a dead one…
No creativity…
I hope we win though


bunch of hacking cunts.


This has to be the worst arsenal formation. Why is Abomayeng shunted to the right?! This formation does not bring the best out of our players! ?


Saka is the boy.