Pablo Mari starts, Xhaka out: Predicted 4-3-3 team vs Olympiacos

The Gunners will be looking to wrap up the job and secure a spot in the next round of the Europa League when they welcome Olympiacos to the Emirates stadium on Thursday evening.

Even though the likes of David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi have upped their performances in recent weeks, there was a reminder of the sloppy defending which can creep in against Everton.

Thus, Pablo Mari should be given his debut while the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka feature as the full-backs with Hector Bellerin being rested for cautious reasons.

In midfield, Lucas Torreira should come in for Granit Xhaka, who has been playing a lot of games while Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos complete the trio in the middle of the park.

In the attack, Gabriel Martinelli should come in for Eddie Nketiah and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang can be deputized by last Thursday’s match winner Alexandre Lacazette, with Nicolas Pepe still on the left.

PREDICTED TEAM

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Maitland-Niles – Luiz – Mari – Saka

Guendouzi – Torreira – Ceballos

Pepe – Lacazette – Martinelli

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