After a win away in Greece, let’s take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup back in the Premier League at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by John Walton - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021. (Photo by John Walton – Pool/Getty Images)

The final result away to Olympiacos (a 3-1 win) was a big boost to Arsenal ahead of the next week of fixtures. Olympiacos now need to score three away goals at the Emirates Stadium next Thursday, which puts all the pressure squarely on their shoulders.

Mikel Arteta can think about starting a strong side against Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United now, knowing he has some wiggle room to rotate a couple of players out in the Olympiacos clash.

With that in mind, here’s our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Spurs.

Goalkeeper

ROME, ITALY – FEBRUARY 18: Bernd Leno of Arsenal looks for a pass during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between SL Benfica and Arsenal FC at Stadio Olimpico on February 18, 2021. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Bernd Leno remains the best choice as a shot-stopper, but Arteta might be starting to have some creeping doubts about his goalkeeper after a few distribution errors in the last couple of games.

Leno will almost certainly still start this one, but if Mat Ryan can prove his worth with the ball at his feet he might have a shot at breaking in for a game or two before long.

Defence

LONDON, ENGLAND: Cedric Soares of Arsenal is challenged by Raphinha of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Cedric Soares of Arsenal is challenged by Raphinha of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney should start at left-back, there aren’t exactly many alternatives. There are options at right-back though, with Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers both available to replace Hector Bellerin. We’re predicting Cedric to come in.

Pablo Mari could replace Gabriel Magalhaes, who was excellent against Olympiacos but seems to be preferred for the Europa League ties at the moment. David Luiz will probably keep his place though, given his experience in these sorts of derbies.

Midfield

Thomas Partey of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League match at Karaiskakis Stadium. Copyright: Yannis Halas
Thomas Partey of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League match at Karaiskakis Stadium. Copyright: Yannis Halas

They aren’t faultless by any means, but it’s just hard to see Arsenal winning this game if they don’t pick Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey in midfield.

Mohamed Elneny made a great cameo against Olympiacos, but it’s still probably not enough to thrust him into contention, whilst Dani Ceballos did little to help his case on Thursday.

As for the number 10 position, we’re expecting Martin Odegaard to keep his place. Emile Smith Rowe is only just back from injury, and it’s probably safer to start him in the second leg against Olympiacos, especially given Arsenal’s comfortable lead.

Forwards

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League 32 Second Leg football match between Arsenal and Benfica at the Karaiskaki Stadium in Athens, on February 25, 2021. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League 32 Second Leg football match between Arsenal and Benfica at the Karaiskaki Stadium in Athens, on February 25, 2021. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Both Willian and Bukayo Saka came off with 10 minutes to go against Olympiacos, not a huge break but perhaps enough that Arteta won’t feel bad about starting them both again at the weekend.

It could honestly go either way up front, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette starting.

Aubameyang has been in good form but wasn’t particularly effective on Thursday. Lacazette was the last Arsenal player to score against Spurs, but he seems like the backup option at the moment.

It’s effectively a guess either way, but we’re predicting Arteta to stick with Aubameyang and perhaps give Lacazette a start in the second leg against Olympiacos.

Predicted Arsenal Lineup vs Spurs

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