Preview and possible line-ups – BATE Borisov V Arsenal

We take a look ahead to tonight’s Europa League tie between BATE Borisov and Arsenal.


The ‘Gunners’ are expected to make a raft of changes for the game, with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud, Per Mertesacker, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock all likely to start. Arsene Wenger has left a host of first team stars back at home as he looks to manage his squad ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Brighton. Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are among those to have not made the trip, whilst Arsenal will also be without Alex Iwobi (thigh), Santi Cazorla (achilles), Francis Coquelin (thigh), Danny Welbeck (groin) and Calum Chambers (groin). Youngsters Josh Dasilva and Eddie Nketiah are likely to be on the bench.

BATE Borisov:

Jurica Buljat will miss out for the Belarusian side through injury, but other than that boss Aleksandr Yermakovich should have a full-strength squad to choose from for the visit of Arsene Wenger’s side.

Possible Line-ups:

BATE Borisov: Scherbitshi; Rios, Gayduchik, Milunovic, Polyakov, Volodko; Dragun, Gordeychuk, Ivanic, Stasevich; Rodionov

Arsenal: Ospina; Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal; Nelson, Wilshere, Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Walcott, Willock, Giroud

Preview and possible line-ups – BATE Borisov V Arsenal
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