ARS vs OLY Dream11: Arsenal come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the English Premier League. Olympiacos shocked many neutrals when they knocked Arsenal out of the Europa League last season, however they now face a mountain to climb if they wish to do so again, with the Greek champions needing to score three times in the second leg at the Emirates Stadium to stand any chance of qualification. Arsenal come into this riding the crest of a wave off the back of beating bitter rivals Tottenham 2-1 in the Premier League this past weekend, although Olympiacos will take heart from the fact that the Gunners have conceded in each of their last ten games in all competitions.
Date: 18 March, Thursday
Time: 11:25 PM (IST)
Venue: Emirates Stadium
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Arsenal – W-D-W-L-W
Olympiacos – W-W-W-D-L
Head-to-head (last five meeting)
ARS Wins- 03
OLY Wins– 02
Injury Report and Unavailability: Arteta’s only concern is the hip injury that kept Emile Smith Rowe out of the Gunners’ weekend draw against Burnley. The youngster is a major doubt for this game as well.
Expected changes and Strategy: Calum Chambers was a surprise starter against Burnley at the weekend but Hector Bellerin or Cedric Soares should reclaim their place in the side here.
Arsenal Starting XI (Likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: Centre-backs Ruben Semedo and Avraam Papadopoulos were already out injured. At the weekend, Ousseynou Ba also picked up an injury.
Expected changes and Strategy: Sokratis left Arsenal to join Olympiacos in January and will now face his former club in the Europa League with Ruben Semedo ruled out.
Olympiacos Starting XI (Likely)
Youssef El Arabi
ARS vs OLY Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Aubameyang has 9 goals and a total of 20 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 18.75%. He has a total of 1 assists, 9 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 10 chances.
Youssef El Arabi: El Arabi has 18 goals and a total of 27 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 35.49%. He had a total of 33 big chances. He has a total of 4 assists, 15 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 26 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Alexandre Lacazette: Lacazette has 9 goals and a total of 21 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.03%. He had a total of 22 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 1 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 3 chances.
Defenders: Tierney, Soares, Luiz
Midfielders: M’Vila, Bouchalakis, Pepe, Xhaka, Saka
Attackers: Aubameyang, El Arabi
Arsenal come into this game after a confidence-boosting win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The Gunners will be the favourites to win this game. Olympiacos, on the other hand, are at the top of the league table in the Super League Greece. They have caused Arsenal problems before, and the likes of Youssef El-Arabi and Mathieu Valbuena could prove to be crucial. In our ARS vs OLY Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-1 win for the Gunners in this match.