Arsenal team news ahead of Olympiakos clash as defender is ruled out

Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac for Thursday's Europa League round of 32 second-leg clash at home to Olympiakos.

The Gunners hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg but will be without the left-back after he suffered a serious shoulder injury in the weekend win over Everton .

Cedric Soares (knee) and Kieran Tierney (shoulder) are back in training but not expected to feature, while Calum Chambers (knee) remains sidelined and faces a race to be fit for the start of next season.

And speaking about Kolasinac's injury in his pre-match press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted the defender could be out for some time.

He said: “He’s seen a specialist today. We are not very positive about it. We will know more this afternoon.”

Arteta, meanwhile, is hoping his team can follow up on their first-leg performance and book their spot in the last-16 at the expense of their Greek opponents.

The Spaniard added: “I was very pleased with the general performance apart from the first 10 minutes when we gave the ball away.

“The team played with a lot of personality and we managed to score which is positive.

“The team is progressing well, the club is looking in a better place, we are getting unity. There’s a lot of positives but still a lot to improve.”

Arteta was joined in his press conference by Alexandre Lacazette, who believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves more credit for his goalscoring exploits.

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