Arsenal vs Olympiacos LIVE: Latest Europa League updates tonight

Arsenal vs Olympiacos LIVE: Latest Europa League updates tonight

Arsenal welcome Greek outfit Olympiacos to the Emirates Stadium tonight, looking to finish the job and progress in the Europa League last-16.

Alexander Lacazette scored the winning goal a week ago, which gives the Gunners a slender 1-0 lead and a potentially important away goal.

Mikel Arteta’s side are unbeaten in 10 across all competitions after their 3-2 victory against Everton on Sunday. Follow live updates below:






Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

36 mins: Tsimikas wins a one-on-one with Bellerin and gets the ball away to Valbuena. He plays the ball through Arsenal’s defence and Camara has a free run into the box. He approaches from the left and shoots but puts the ball wide.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

33 mins: Arsenal are in control of the game. They’ll be pleased with how things are progressing. The home side have created a few half chances and have been solid defensively one goal either way would change things though.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

30 mins: There’s a big shout for handball in the Olympiacos box. Bouchalakis goes in to tackle Bellerin and the ball bounces up and hits his trailing right arm. The referee waves it away but since the introduction of VAR we’ve seen them given before.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

27 mins: Pepe and Ozil are causing some serious problems on the right wing. Tsimikas is finding it hard to win the ball off either of them. Pepe whips a cross into the far post but it goes over everyone’s heads and out for a goal kick.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

24 mins: Pepe takes the free kick for the Gunners. Every Olympiacos player except the goalkeeper is in the wall. Pepe takes the shot on but hits it too high.

End to end stuff as Xhaka gives the ball away and Olympiacos break. He chases down the ball and wins it back before sending Ozil the ball. Ozil is left with few options and the attack breaks down.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

21 mins: Arsenal break quickly on the counter attack. Lacazette slots Pepe through the centre-backs and they scramble to catch him. Ba takes Pepe’s legs from under him just as the Arsenal man gets the the box. Ba picks up a yellow card and Arsenal have a free kick.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

18 mins: El-Arabi is sent free down the left wing and Bellerin misses him with an attempted slide tackle. El-Arabi hs a good look into the box and hits the cross but Mustafi is aware of the danger and throws himself in the way of the ball.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

15 mins: Xhaka goes in heavy on El-Arabi and gives away a free kick. Valbuena sends the free kick into the box but it shoots through to Leno before El-Arabi has a chance to get to the ball.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

12 mins: El-Arabi smashes the ball into David Luiz whose blocks allows Arsenal to break. They do so quickly and then lose the ball before recovering it almost immediately. Pepe squares the ball into the box and Lacazette cuts it back to Xhaka who shoots but the ball is rebounded out to Pepe. Pepe runs it back into the box and takes of his own but Tsimikas gets in the way.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos (1-0 agg)

9 mins: Valbuena switches the ball out to Randjelovic on the right wing. He takes the ball into the box and has a shot blocked by the Arsenal defenders.

Arsenal are defending deeper than they usually do. A sign that they’re happy with the one goal advantage perhaps?



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos

6 mins: Olympiacos press high and force Arsenal to retreat with the ball. Leno is composed and Arsenal are able to play the ball out from the back.



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos

3 mins: The corner ball is played short and is defended without much fuss. Arsenal are expected to win this game but the manner in which they do it is important as well.

Bellerin gets forward on the overlap down the right wing. He keeps hold of the ball fter a challenge from Tsimikas and he psses the ball to Ozil. Ozil runs into space on the edge of the box and curls a left footed ball into the hands of Sa.

KICK OFF



Arsenal 0 – 0 Olympiacos

Kick off: The match was slightly delayed but we’re now underway. Arsenal boot the ball up to Aubameyang out on the left wing. He combines with Lacazette and they win an early corner.



The teams make their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch.Kick off for Arsenal vs Olympiacos is next…



Ten minutes to go until kick off at the Emirates can Arsenal dominate this game and put down a statement to the rest of the teams in the competition?



A late winner from Lacazette in the first leg was enough to give Arsenal the win. Will they repeat that success tonight?



The warm ups and pre match preparations are underway at the Emirates:



Lacazette has eight goals across league and European competition this seasonbut he was replaced in the starting line by Nketiah last Sunday. Tonight he starts:



Excluding qualifiers, Bukayo Saka has the most assists in the Europa league this season. He is also the first English player to get 5 or more assists in the competition since it was rebranded as the Europa League.



Since joining the Gunners, in January 2018, nobody has scored more than the Gabonese’s 49 goalsbut is his team’s lack of silverware ruining his legacy as a ‘great’ striker?

Match preview

What time is Arsenal vs Olympiacos?

The match kicks off at 8pm GMT at the Emirates Stadium.

How can I watch on TV?

The game will be shown live on TV in the UK, and can be watched on BT Sport 3 – coverage starts at 7.30pm.

Can I stream it online?

Yes, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and BT Sport app.

Prediction?

Arsenal 2-0 Olympiacos. The Gunners are already halfway there and have an important away goal to ease the pressure. They’re in good form and their quality should prove to be too much for the Greeks.

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