By Nick Teale
Greek champions Olympiacos have not beaten an English side away in eight attempts. But under new manager Zico, they are a team with confidence, not to mention a solid defence - they've conceded just two goals in 10 competitive fixtures this season.
However a trip to Arsenal is perhaps a tougher test than any they'll face in the Greek Super League this season. So are Olympiacos prepared for the challenge? To find out, Arsenal.com spoke to Tasos Zachariades of London Greek Radio.
THE STORY SO FAR
They didn't start their season too well and that led to the sacking of Temuri Ketsbaia after just three games. The legendary Brazilian player Zico has come in and they are doing very well at the moment. There is more expectation among their fans.
They will certainly miss the injured Matt Derbyshire. He was the hero last year when he scored the win in the Cup Final. They still have a lot of international players, but somebody in the team who knows the English game so well would have been an advantage if he had been able to play.
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
Olof Mellberg has been a very good signing and we must not forget that the goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis is the keeper who was in the Greek national team when they won the European Championships [in 2004].
They are confident. They will come to London knowing how strong Arsenal are, but they will not just sit back and hope for a draw. It will be an attacking side you will see from Olympiacos tomorrow. They will play with confidence and ambition.
THE MAN IN CHARGE
Zico is a Brazilian and we all know the Brazilian philosophy on football. I'm sure he will be very, very happy with a draw because at home, in front of their very, very strong support, they will be confident. The appointment of Zico has given the players and the fans confidence, and there is high expectation of him to deliver the goods.