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Arsenal team news: Enforcer ruled out of Olympiakos clash with new injury

Fallen European giants Arsenal will face off against Greek side Olympiacos in a Europa League last 32 second leg clash at the Emirates Stadium in England on Thursday.

The Gunners will be the firm favourites to advance from the tie into the last 16 of the competition after winning the first leg 1-0 in Greece two weeks ago, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring the only goal of the game.

Arsenal must go all out to win the Europa League this season.

They have had a frustrating domestic campaign, which has included the sacking of Unai Emery.

Winning the competition would give Arsenal a huge confidence boost and it will also give young manager Mikel Arteta a good platform on which to build upon.

Arsenal have no major injury concerns heading into the clash.

Defender Sead Kolasinac is expected to miss the game after suffering a shoulder injury whilst playing against Everton last weekend, according to

It will be a major upset if Arsenal were to lose the game but they will face a stern test from Olympiacos who will be well aware of the fact that they will have nothing to lose.

The Greek giants will also be going all out to win and make a statement in Europe this season.

Arsenal need to take the game very seriously. They are currently seven points adrift of fourth place Chelsea in the Premier League and so winning the Europa League could present them with a good opportunity to reach the Champions League next season.  

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