Confirmed: Arsenal v Olympiacos line-ups: Coquelin and Paulista return

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Arsenal are looking for their first Champions League win of the season.

Arsenal have named their starting line-up for tonight's key Champions League clash with Olympiacos.

The Gunners suffered a surprise loss in their opening group game with Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.

The defeat places the Gunners under pressure to get a result, with two matches against German giants Bayern Munich next up.

The sight of the Greek side should be a welcome one for Arsenal, for they have an immaculate record in recent years in home fixtures against Olympiacos.

Olympiacos have two former Premier League faces in their squad, ex West Brom striker Brown Ideye and last season's Leicester City hero Esteban Cambiasso.

Arsenal are without striker Olivier Giroud who is suspended for his red card against Dinamo Zagreb in the last fixture.

That means another opportunity for Theo Walcott to lead the line and stake a claim for a run in the side up front.

Arsenal would like to get in the lead early and then ease off, although that may not be easy, bearing in mind they have a crucial fixture against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Arsenal lineup


  • David Ospina
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Mesut Özil
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Theo Walcott

Substitutes: Petr Čech, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Joel Campbell.

Olympiacos lineup


  • Roberto Jiménez
  • Manuel da Costa
  • Omar Elabdellaoui
  • Arthur Masuaku
  • Dimitris Siovas
  • Esteban Cambiasso
  • Alejandro Domínguez
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Brown Ideye
  • Felipe Pardo
  • Sebá

Substitutes: Stefanos Kapino.

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