The Gunners are now set for a second clash with BATE Borisov after being surprisingly beaten by the side from Belarus on Thursday night last week.

After managing to beat Huddersfield Town on the road in the Premier League, some fans were concerned about the Gunners’ unconvincing performance away from home which saw them concede a rare goal from the side which is currently sitting at the bottom of the league table.

Those concerns from fans became a reality on Thursday as BATE Borisov, who were significant underdogs ahead of the clash, somehow managed to defeat Arsenal 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 clash.

The team from Belarus will now be making a trip to the Emirates stadium this week and Unai Emery will be hoping his side has some sort of response in them.

Arsenal did well to reach the semi-finals of the competition last season but unless they can overturn a 1-0 deficit on Thursday, their run in the Europa League this season will come to an early end.

It will be interesting to see if Bernd Leno could return in goal for the aging Petr Cech while the absence of Alexandre Lacazette will inevitably force Emery into bringing Aubameyang back into the starting eleven.



Mustafi – Koscielny – Monreal  – Kolasinac

Torreira – Guendouzi – Elneny

Iwobi – Aubameyang – Ramsey

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