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Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez ended his goal drought in emphatic style with a hat-trick during Arsenal's thumping 5-2 win at Leicester. Getty

Arsenal host Olympiacos in the second group game of the Champions League on 29 September at the Emirates. This is a must win game for the Gunners given their failure to see off Dinamo Zagreb in their first game in Croatia, leaving them without a single point.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.


Arsenal's 2-1 loss to Zagreb raised a lot of questions over their ability to qualify out of the group stages, given Bayern Munich are certain to progress into the next round. Zagreb put in a valiant performance and hit Arsenal on the break, who were struggling to cope with 10 men following Olivier Giroud's dismissal over a double yellow.

The striker was cautioned for arguing with the referee over a foul and followed that up with another yellow for a tackle with his foot raised off the floor. Zagreb scored twice on the other side of the break with Theo Walcott pulling one back for the Croatian club in the dying minutes of the game. The Gunners have since managed to get their act together, winning against Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City away from home and will be favourites to notch their first Champions League win over the Greeks.

Olympiacos will come into the game on the back of a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Bayern in the first game and will be hoping to put in a performance similar to the one last season in a difficult group. The Greeks won all their home games, including a 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid, but failed to get into the next round ahead of eventual finalists Juventus and the Spanish giants.

What the Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "[On Zagreb loss]I don't believe it is down to selection at all, I believe that the 20 players I have available can play in every single game. I close my eyes, just take a position and I am confident we have a very strong team. On the day [at Zagreb], basically the same team played at Tottenham and won in the League Cup in a game that was much more physical, so I believe it was just on the night that we didn't play well."

Marco Silva: "We are prepared to get the best result we can. We know it will be a difficult game, how big a team Arsenal are and respect them, but we believe in our own strengths and are ready for a strong game. We are going to come here and show our best self, to show what we can do."

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal Win: 4/9
  • Draw: 54/13
  • Olympiacos Win: 32/5

Team News


Possible XI: Ospina, Debuchy, Koscielny, Gabriel, Gibbs, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott


Possible XI: Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Da Costa, Siovas, Masuaku; Cambiasso, Milivojevic; Dominguez, Pardo, Durmaz, Ideye