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Arsenal fans moan after landing ‘jinx’ side Olympiacos in Europa League knockouts with Greek’s strong record at Emirates

ARSENAL fans moaned they landed their 'jinx' side Olympiacos in the Europa League last-16 draw - but insisted it is time for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's revenge.

The Gunners will play the away leg in Greece on March 11 before the return tie a week later.

Incredibly, it is the fifth time they have been pitted against one another in European competition.

Out of the ten individual matches, both sides have won five apiece.

However, Arsenal supporters will be worried with the Greek giants winning on their last two visits to the Emirates.

That includes in the round of 32 a year ago.

Arsenal won the first leg 1-0 away but lost the second 1-0 at home, taking it into extra-time.

Aubameyang scored on 113 minutes to put his side on the verge of going through.

But there was plenty more drama to come as Youssef El-Arabi scored in the final minute to put Olympiacos ahead on away goals.

Even then, there was still time for an Aubameyang sitter as the Gunners crashed out.


Arsenal fans took to Twitter to complain about the Europa League tie which will see them face former defender Sokratis.


Another said: "Olympiacos. Again. Don’t you dare, @Arsenal."

A third user added: "Arsenal draw Olympiacos as is customary in every competition."

Others, though, see it as the perfect chance for Aubameyang and Co to get revenge for a year ago.

One commented: "Not too annoyed with the draw against Olympiacos. A team we should beat. Got to right last season’s wrongs.

And a final fan stated: "Olympiacos. We go again. It’s redemption season for my captain, @Aubameyang7."

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First legs to be played March 11, second legs on March 18

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