Arsenal vs Olympiakos: Preview, Injury News & Preferred Team

By on September 28, 2011

Olymipakos are a team that come to London with alot of hope. Hoping that they can get away with more than just a point. Realistically it is obvious to assume that we are favourites for this tie. But as usual its Arsenal, anything can happen.

I did a short background check on our opponents and this is what I got. They won their 38th league title last year. They came 1st finishing 13 points ahead of Panathinaikos. Period.

I am aware of the North London Derby this sunday, and quite frankly, do prioritise that game as more important than this one. Hence, a comparatively younger side should suffice for Olympiacos in turn resting the big-guns for the Spuds.

Probable Line up:

In the above line-up I am quite sure two things will change when Arsene names his lineup. One, Song will play instead of Frimpong and two, Ox will not start. Apart from these 2 many others things may also change, but I think these two are the most likely. If there is any late injury news I will change it accordingly. Rosicky may return but Yossi most likely will not play.

1st place early is a good thing, and we all know we want to get in to the knock-out phases of the champions league. Olympiacos will be a tricky side to beat, but ‘beatable’ none the less. A clean sheet will be very helpful for us so for me that should be high on the priority list, along with the 3 points.

Submitted by Armoury Square

 

8 Comments

  1. olajide

    September 28, 2011 at 11:24 am

    with the lineup i am seeing here,i am not impressed.without alex song,mikel arteta,lorient koscielny,theo walcott,thomas rosicky..there is nohting we can do without these poeple.

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  2. Kharadonha

    September 28, 2011 at 11:51 am

    when are we going to see that JD is not a material for us at the back though I know we shot but him, i have no hope coz he can allow the opponents at any time to score. Frimpong is okay, Arteta should start as he didn’t have a full pre-season with us. replace Chamakh with Ju Park Sung upfront coz chamakh is really not putting effort to come back to his best in England. we must also try Ryo this time coz when you play in the first team with the likes of Van Persie, he can adapt very quickly and don’t forget RVP likes this boy.

  3. Ehidiamen sunday, nigeria

    September 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

    i see the lineup, i should prefer wenger play our first ix and for get the derby and concentrate on the game at hand bcos we stil have many game in the leaque why the champions leaque is not so if we lose a game or draw it will affect our qualification in the group

  4. coolkid

    September 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

    arent u a retard m8?! smh…..

  5. Ehidiamen sunday, nigeria

    September 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    a.w should play J.C park, Chambalin and ryo m. He should rest RVP and Charmak as sub for ryo or AOC.

  6. UMOH EKWO

    September 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    It is not proper to select a team for a manager because we don’t know the physical conditions of the players nor the game plan of the manager. However, it is a game like this, you could try those new players that have not played frequently to test their ability to stand up to a competitive match situation.

  7. Muhammad

    May 24, 2012 at 1:21 am

    vertonghen would be great, as would the above, but yeah someone like viiera is more likely we need porven for at least the next 2 windows there wont be anything like that sort of change, you cant change half the squad halfway thourgh a season, i would expect squid, maybe arshavin, maybe rosicky and maybe chamakh, at most 2 of those 4 out this jan and a max of 2 in no more a move for gotze is out because of injury, hazard looks set to go elsewhere, inter or madrid most notably, shaqiri would be great but basel wont want to sell halfway thourgh and hes cup tied, i am begging for podolski and vertonghen make my xmas come true arsene

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