Arsenal vs Olympiakos: What time does it start, which channel is it on and where can I watch it?

A look ahead to the Champions League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

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Alexis Sanchez as he looks to build on his Premier League hat-trick at the weekend. The Chile international began the season slowly for the Gunners but proved his worth with a stunning hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Leicester City to send Arsene Wenger’s side into the top four. The 26-year old was largely invisible during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Matchday one but his newfound confidence is likely to spell trouble for the Greek side.

Weird stat…

26: Olympiakos have been through 26 managers in the 19 years since Arsene Wenger took charge in North London.

Remember when...

Antonis Nikopolidis provided a one-man wall against the Arsenal attack? The 90-time Greek international pulled off a string of world class saves to deny the Gunners but was eventually beaten by Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin in a 2-0 defeat.

Player to watch…

Esteban Cambiasso: The former Real Madrid playmaker returns to England for the first time since leaving Leicester City in the summer. The Argentine shocked many when he joined the Greek champions on a free transfer and the 35-year old will play an influential role as his side look to cause an upset at the Emirates. Cambiasso struggled on Matchday one and was eventually substituted in a 3-0 defeat to German champions Bayern Munich.

Player to watch…

Theo Walcott: Already off the mark in this seasons’ Champions League, Walcott will be hoping to cement his place as the Gunners’ number one striker in the absence of suspended Olivier Giroud. The England international has five goals in 10 appearances so far this campaign and has impressed Wenger as a central forward.

Past three-meetings…

Olympiakos 2 (Maniatis, Mitroglou) Arsenal 1 (Rosicky), Champions League, December 2012.

Arsenal 3 (Gervinho, Podolski, Ramsey) Olympiakos 1 (Mitroglou), Champions League, October 2012.

Olympiakos 3 (Djebbour, Fuster, Modesto) Arsenal 1 (Benayoun), Champions League, December 2011.

Form guide…

Arsenal: WLLWW. (last six games (all comps) most recent result to the right)

Olympiakos: WWLWW.

Vital information…

Kick-off: 19:45

TV: Live on BT Sport 2, Highlights on ITV.

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