Arsenal vs Olympiakos predicted lineup, several changes in Gunners midfield

Ritabrata Banerjee / 28 September 2015

Arsenal will host the Greek champions Olympiakos as they seek their first win in Champions League group stage.

They lost 2-1 to Dinamo Zagreb in the first game of group G and will be desperate to see off the Greek giants on Tuesday.

Arsenal squad will be highly motivated after beating high-flying Leicester city 5-2 on Saturday. They will be looking to bounce back in Europe after a major upset two weeks ago in hands of the Croatian team.

Meanwhile, Olympiakos are in sublime form in Greek Super League this season and have won all five of their league games.

But the Gunners will be wary of their opponents at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday as Olympiakos will also be looking for their first win of the Champions League after losing to Bayern Munich in their Group F opener 3-0.

Here is the predicted lineup of Arsenal against Olympiakos:


David Ospina is likely to replace Petr Cech in the starting XI. Ospina who went down the pecking order after Petr Cech joined the club this summer will be fielded in this game. Ospina also played in the Champions League game.


Mathieu Debuchy likely to replace Hector Bellerin. Per Mertesacker will be back in the squad after a prolonged injury period. He will be partnered with Calum Chambers in the central defense. England international Kieran Gibbs will replace Nacho Monreal.




In the absence of almost all the central midfielders, we expect Arsene Wenger to field Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey in the central midifield position. All the four midfielders Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are out. Upfront Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will play in the right flank, Mesut Ozil attacking midifielder and Alexis Sanchez on the left.


Olivier Giroud is suspended for the game thanks to his sending off during the clash against Dinamo Zagreb. Theo Walcott will play as the front striker. The English man also scored a great this weekend and also scored the consolation  goal against Zagreb.

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