The UEFA Europa League is back with a bang. There are 32 teams left in the competition and tonight it's Arsenal vs Olympiacos. Below, you'll find all the information on how to watch a Arsenal vs Olympiacos live stream in top quality wherever you are.
Arsenal have a slim but significant 1-0 lead as they host Olympiacos at the Emirates but the Greek side have lost 10 of their last 11 European away fixtures which makes things sound fairly rosy. All the same the Gooners will have to do it without defender Sead Kolasinac but Europa League secret weapon Bukayo Saka will fill in nicely. The left-sided player has the most assists in the competition so far with five.
Alexandre Lacazette was rested at the weekend for Arsenal's victory against Everton and the Frenchman should be raring to go. The Greek side will be wary given the striker's winner in the previous game. Doubtless veteran player Mathieu Valbuena will be running his socks off all night to put Mikel Arteta's team off their game.
There are no new rules for the knock-out stages. If teams are tied on aggregate score after the final whistle of the second leg, then the team with more away goals goes through.
Should away goals be equal at that stage, then the game goes to extra time. If the aggregate score and away goals are still equal at the of extra time, then a penalty shoot-out ensues. VAR will be used throughout the tournament.
Watch Arsenal vs Olympiacos live stream for free
Football fans in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan get the chance to watch Arsenal vs Olympiacos for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Europa League knockouts and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a 1-month free trial. So long as you've not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.
Sadly the DAZN free trial isn't available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, you'll need to sign up to a VPN service to make sure you can access the DAZN Arsenal vs Olympiacos live stream wherever you are.
It's also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that's where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show the live Europa League football here.
Watch Arsenal vs Olympiacos anywhere in the world using a VPN
We'll look at the TV and live stream options for UK and USA-based Europa League fans below, but even after spending all that money on a TV sports subscription you're still not going to be able to watch the football from another country.
There are certain territories where the Europa League football is free to watch (you can find a full list of the free Europa League broadcasters here, along with the pay channels too). So, if you're away in one of these places, you may just need to tune in on your hotel TV or find a local bar.
Anywhere else and you'll want to get yourself a VPN instead. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) can spoof an IP address which is local to the server you’d like to access. That way your service provider will think you’re in the correct country to do so and allow you to watch the Europa League on your subscription as if you were back home.
VPNs are also as useful for banking as they are at trying to watch video content or accessing websites people in your location are not supposed to do. They encrypt the data passing between you and the server, so that the information remains private.
So, whether you want to watch live football, enjoy another country’s Netflix library or just keep your browsing data private, then a VPN is well worth considering.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service and would recommend the following:
You can get three months free when you sign up to a year-long plan, bringing VPN access to smart devices including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, laptops, TVs and both Android and iOS mobiles and tablets. Express also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Which comes in at as little as $2.99 (£2.29) per month and features 24/7 assistance
Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.
You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show live the Europa League football here.
Watch Arsenal vs Olympiacos live in the UK
Rights to show the UEFA Europa League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you'll also be able to enjoy the Champions League. BT Sport also has the Bundesliga, which makes a subscription this season a very decent offer.
New BT broadband and BT TV customers will gain access to the coverage free of charge, while it costs £10 each month for existing customers. Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £25 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing.
However you subscribe to BT Sport, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app. That means you can watch games on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN.
Watch Arsenal vs Olympiacos live in 4K
BT Sport comes in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you're hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it's also available in with Dolby Atmos sound. Manchester United vs Club Brugge is the chosen game for BT Sport Ultimate tonight with Arsenal vs Olympiacos available in HD on BT Sport 3 instead.
Games in 4K are also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.
BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass for just £25. No contract required.
The other option is to give yourself over to BT entirely and, right now, there's a very reasonable BT Sport/Broadband/BT TV deal on offer. It doesn't bring the very fastest speeds nor the most channels either but it still allows you to watch BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4 with access to the 4K HDR streams through the BT Sport app.
Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.
Watch Arsenal vs Olympiacos live stream in the USA
UEFA Europa League fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch some of the European football action free on Spanish language network Univision. The rest, you’ll have to pay for and the rights are shared out between Univision Deportes Network and Turner Sports.
Take a look at the schedules on their website to work how to follow your favourite team, and don’t forget to use a VPN if you’re watching from abroad.
Europa League fixtures
The schedule for the knock-out stages of the 2019/20 Europa League is as follows:
First leg: 20th February
Second leg: 27th February
First leg: 12th March
Second leg: 19th March
First leg: 9th April
Second leg: 16th April
First leg: 30th April
Second leg: 7th May
27th May, 2020, at the at Stadion Energa, Gdańsk