Arteta replaced Flamini after 21 minutes of the 5-2 Premier League win after the Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury, but both players have been ruled out of the game.
Having digested a surprise defeat at Dinamo Zagreb on their first outing, and with back-to-back games against Bayern Munich up next, Wenger will not countenance anything other than three points against the Greeks on Tuesday evening.
The Gunners are without Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta for the match against the Greek champions, but while Francis Coquelin has returned to training following a knee injury, Wenger admits he has not decided whether the 24-year-old is fit enough to play. “Mathematically we can qualify without any problem if we can produce our performances that we want at home”, said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. “I don’t believe it’s down to selection at all”.
Olympiakos come into the tie with a squad relatively unknown in the English game. “We play Tuesday night, and then Manchester United is on Sunday”.
Arsenal will be desperate to continue their recent good form in their last two games although they can not afford to underestimate another weaker side in European competition after the embarrassment they suffered in Croatia.
“We’ll have to analyse that on Monday and make my decisions”.
Alexis Sanchez got off the mark for the season with a hat-trick at the King Power Stadium, with Theo Walcott also on target.
Arsenal will already be without Olivier Giroud, who was sent off against Zagreb, and Wenger had some more updates on players who could miss this match with fitness woes.
“I’m quite critical of myself and I try to demand quite high standards of myself”.