The Gunners travel Greece knowing that only a victory by a two-goal margin will be enough to send them through to the knockout stages at the expense of the Greek champions.
It’s all set-up to be a fascinating encounter, and considering Olympiakos’ position in the standings it wouldn’t be a total shock to see them set up in a defensive manner.
Silva, however, has rubbished that idea and says his side will seek victory against Arsenal.
“We can eliminate Arsenal tomorrow. The fact that we can afford not to win will not change the way we play. We want to win every game and tomorrow is no exception,” he explained.
“I do not care how many absences have Arsenal. We too played with guys without experience at the Emirates, but with a great desire to win. Why should it be different for the Gunners?”
Arsenal head into the clash without influential midfield pair Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin as well as star player Alexis Sanchez as the Chilean struggles with a hamstring strain.
It makes Wenger’s side’s chances of progression even slimmer, yet they will still head to Greece with players such as Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil capable of making the difference.
The latter in particular has been in quite outstanding form this season, with a run of at least one assist in seven consecutive Premier League matches breaking past records.