The Greek outfit eliminated the Gunners from the competition last season and the Londoners will be keen on taking revenge this time around.
Arsenal have been quite mediocre in the Premier League so far and European qualification through the League seems quite difficult right now.
Their best chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season would be to win the Europa League this year.
Arteta started with a full-strength lineup for tonight’s game and the Gunners will be delighted to have picked up a 3-1 win away from home.
Apart from the result, the three away goals could prove to be priceless for the London side.
Martin Odegaard opened the scoring for Arsenal in the 34th minute but Olympiacos got back into the game through Youssef El-Arabi in the 58th minute. El-Arabi was crucial to Olympiacos’s win over Arsenal last season.
However, the Gunners ensured that there would be no upsets tonight as Gabriel Magalhaes gave the Londoners their lead once again on the 79th minute and Mohamed Elneny wrapped up the scoring on the 85th minute.
Arteta rested the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette for this game and the likes of Odegaard and Willian stepped up and produced match-winning performances in their absence.
Other key players such as Saka, Aubameyang, Partey etc were all on the pitch and they helped the Londoners grind out the win.
I’m happy for him because he’s been training so hard to improve his shooting range with Roundy [Steve Round].Mikel Arteta on Elneny
I want to be much more ruthless and as a team I don’t want to give anything to an opponent. I am happy with the result but I’m not satisfied with how we controlled the game.Mikel Arteta on the game