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Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1) to face Olympiacos, Lacazette and Torreira start


Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1) to face Olympiacos, Lacazette and Torreira start

Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Olympiacos

Arsenal host Olympiacos in the second leg of the Europa League round of 32 clash tonight.



The Gunners hold a 1-0 advantage from the opening leg on the road and manager Mikel Arteta will be aiming to guide his side to the last 16 of the competition with a solid display.

Predicted Lineup:

Bernd Leno was picked ahead of Emiliano Martinez for the goalkeeper role in Piraeus. The German should keep his position between the sticks, given he is undoubtedly the best shot-stopper in the club's ranks.

The defence should witness a solitary change from the weekend's win over Everton. Sead Kolasinac is out injured for a while with a shoulder problem and that is expected to see the return of the impressive Bukayo Saka at left-back.

At the heart of the midfield, Granit Xhaka has been an undisputed starter under Mikel Arteta and he has been ever-present for the club barring the one goal due to suspension.

He may be accompanied by Lucas Torreira, who has been restricted to a bench role since the winter break. Torreira missed the first leg through an illness but he may get the chance from the starting lineup tonight.

In the attack, no changes are likely. However, Arteta may consider the option of Alexandre Lacazette upfront ahead of Eddie Nketiah, who scored his first league goal of the season at the weekend.

Lacazette has been in good form with goals in two successive games but he has had the tendency to miss out on clear-cut chances which have frustrated the fans in the past.