The Gunners fly out to Belarus to kick-start their knockout phase in the round of 32 of Europa League, with a clash against BATE Borisov. The semi-finalists of the last year, Arsenal will look to go all the way this time around, knowing full well that their chances to qualify for Champions League will depend massively on their performances in the Europa League.
Arsenal, currently, sit in 5th place in the Premier League table and with no signs of Manchester United or Tottenham slowing down, the North London club might prioritize the Europa League to get them the coveted Champions League spot for next season.
BATE, on the other hand, will come into the tie as pretty much the outsiders and if they were to get even a draw across the two-legged tie, it will be a huge surprise. To make the matters worse, BATE players might be rusty coming into a match of this magnitude as their league is observing a mid-season break right now. The Belarusian team did really well to qualify for the round of 32 despite being in a tough group with Chelsea and PAOK.
Arsenal will be eager to put behind their recent disappointments in FA Cup and Carabao Cup behind by putting BATE in their place at the very first opportunity. The Gunners had overcome the challenge of Borisov rather easily last time around when they won both the legs with a significant scoreline.
BATE – D L W W D W
Arsenal – L W L W L W
BATE vs Arsenal Team News:
Injured – None
Suspended – None
Key Players – Nemanja Milunovic, Igor Stasevich
Injured – The Gunners are without a number of first-team players with the likes of Rob Holding, Sokratis and Bellerin and Welbeck on the sidelines.
Suspended – None
Doubtful – Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey might be given extended break to recover from their respective injuries/illness.
Note: Aubameyang is expected to start despite being out of Arsenal’s last game against Huddersfield. Mesut Ozil has not travelled.
Key Players – Denis Suarez, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
ARS vs BTE Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
BATE – Scherbitski, Rios, Volkov, Filipenko, Filipovic; Baga, Dragun, Ivanic; Skavysh, Dubajic, Stasevich
Arsenal – Leno; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac; Suarez, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang
ARS vs BTE Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
BATE vs Arsenal Fantasy Prediction:
BATE shouldn’t be a test for Arsenal, who are far superior to the Belarusian club. The Gunners will look to kill the game early to avoid any discomfort the hosts might cause them. A comfortable 3-0 win for the Arsenal for us.
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