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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Futsboller
Futsboller
1 month ago

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!

Dave1977
Dave1977
1 month ago
Reply to  Futsboller

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

HelderHughes
HelderHughes
1 month ago

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.

Ak47
Ak47
1 month ago

Strong lineup. Arleta flexing his muscles

Ealing
Ealing
1 month ago
Reply to  Ak47

And strong bench

Tristian Beale
Tristian Beale
1 month ago
Reply to  Ak47

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

C.B.
C.B.
1 month ago

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

OnlyBeingHonest
OnlyBeingHonest
1 month ago

This side excites me

SB Still
SB Still
1 month ago

What formation are we playing?

Ealing
Ealing
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

I’ll call it 442

Man Manny
Man Manny
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

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

Andykay
Andykay
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

4231

goonerink
goonerink
1 month ago
Reply to  Andykay

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?

goonerink
goonerink
1 month ago
Reply to  goonerink

*bit presumptuous though*

lettra
lettra
1 month ago
Reply to  Andykay

It always is.

Man Manny
Man Manny
1 month ago

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.

alempka
alempka
1 month ago

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

Licor de Avellanas
Licor de Avellanas
1 month ago
Reply to  alempka

Musti at LB, no?

Licor de Avellanas
Licor de Avellanas
1 month ago

RB even

Lucas Sam
Lucas Sam
1 month ago
Reply to  alempka

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

Belfast Gooner
Belfast Gooner
1 month ago
Reply to  Lucas Sam

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

goonerink
goonerink
1 month ago
Reply to  Belfast Gooner

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
Thierry Walcott
1 month ago
Reply to  alempka

Don’t cheat, mate

RJ14
1 month ago
Reply to  alempka

443? Rush Goalie 😉

Artesaka
Artesaka
1 month ago

Surprise line up hope we get the job done

Andykay
Andykay
1 month ago

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
The Spoon
1 month ago

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.

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

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.

goonerink
goonerink
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

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.

Richie
1 month ago

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

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
1 month ago

Auba on the right wing??

Richie
1 month ago

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
Mesut O’Neill
1 month ago

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.

Georgeycharles
Georgeycharles
1 month ago

No Hector ?

Cmdn
Cmdn
1 month ago

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.

PGunner
PGunner
1 month ago
Reply to  Cmdn

Umm alright mate

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi
1 month ago

A granite line up. Very strong

Jean Ralphio
Jean Ralphio
1 month ago

Momentum is certainly the goal

Christopher Edenbach
Christopher Edenbach
1 month ago

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

Sagebrush Farm
Sagebrush Farm
1 month ago

Where is Bellerin? Thought he would grab some minutes

Ozilian
Ozilian
1 month ago

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

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago

bunch of hacking cunts.

FMT
FMT
1 month ago

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! 🙄

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago

Saka is the boy.