Arsenal are set to take on Olympiacos in the Europa League later this evening, with Mikel Arteta’s side the favourites to progress.
Indeed Martins knows that Arsenal will pose a danger, and name-dropped Aubameyang as a player who his side will have to keep a very close eye on.
“Arsenal is a big club, a big team, with quality players. They’ve a new coach with a different idea of the previous one, but it is Arsenal,” Martins said.
“Now under Mikel Arteta they’ve more possession with the ball. They can cause difficulties with players like [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang.
“Maybe we are not the club that everybody think has much chance to win, but I promise we are here to fight.”
It remains to be seen whether Arteta will play Aubameyang this evening, as Arsenal have tended to rotate in the Europa League so far.
Arteta may view winning the competition as his side’s best route into the Champions League next season though, so it will be interesting to see how strong a line-up he names this evening.
Olympiacos have already proven that they can be a threat against Premier League opposition this term, as they gave Tottenham Hotspur a tough test in the Champions League group stage.
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