Olympiacos vs Arsenal
Mikel Arteta is set to take charge of his first European game as Arsenal boss this coming Thursday.
The Gunners are in action away to Greek outfit Olympiacos in a Europa League round of 32 tie.
You can check out 101’s betting tips for the clash here.
The north London outfit will then welcome Olympiacos to the Emirates for the return leg on February 27th.
Given the fact that Arsenal are currently 10th in the Premier League, and seven points off the top four, this competition may present Arteta’s best chance of clinching Champions League football for next season.
The Gunners made it to the final of last year’s Europa League, but lost out to fellow Premier League side Chelsea in Baku.
Arsenal’s team news update ahead of Olympiacos
Prior to taking on the Greek powerhouse, Arsenal have, on Wednesday, provided a team news update.
The Arsenal faithful will likely be pleased to hear that January signing Pablo Mari is available for selection on Thursday. But their other new addition won’t be in action this week, as Arsenal reported that Cedric Soares is aiming to be in full training by the end of February.
Elsewhere, Lucas Torreira didn’t travel to Greece with the squad due to illness, and long-term absentees Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney are still not fully recovered. The latter is also said to be aiming to be back in full training by the end of this month.
Arsenal also confirmed that the much-improved Mesut Ozil will miss the Olympiacos tie due to personal reasons.
The German’s wife is reportedly due to give birth imminently.