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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.