Our clash with Olympiacos this Wednesday night is a must win game, and anything other than a 2-0 win or a victory where the scoreline is 3-2 or higher will see us dumped into the Europa League.
Arsene Wenger needs to put his strongest side out and do all he can to get the victory, or there’ll be real backlash from the fans.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up against Olympiacos:
GK) Petr Cech
We’ve seen what relying on David Ospina can do to us, and it’s a large part of what got us into this situation in the first place. Arsene Wenger needs to start Cech in this must win game.
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RB) Hector Bellerin
Bellerin hasn’t been quite at his best since his short spell on the sidelines, but he still offers us a fantastic option down the right and is far superior to Mathieu Debuchy in almost every way.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Monreal has been Mr. Reliable this season, and we’ll need him to be so again this Wednesday night.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman has been struggling with a hip injury recently, but if he’s fully fit then he’s one of the first names on the teamsheet.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Many would call for Gabriel Paulista to start ahead of the giant German, especially as our need for goals is likely to see us playing a high line. Wenger seems likely to stick with his favoured pairing though, unless forced to do otherwise.
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