Confirmed team to face BATE at the Emirate Stadium

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Arsenal will be aiming to overturn a first-leg deficit when they welcome BATE to the Emirates Stadium in Thursday’s Europa League clash.

The Gunners were surprisingly beaten 1-0 in a frustrating match in Borisov, their first defeat in this season’s competition.

Team news

Alexandre Lacazette is suspended after getting sent off in the first leg, while Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and Danny Welbeck are injured and Ainsley Maitland-Niles is fighting an illness.

Aaron Ramsey is fit following a knee injury and Mesut Ozil could be recalled.

The guests have no new injury concerns, meaning Aleksandr Hleb should return to his former home ground in an unchanged line-up.

Provisional squad: Leno, Cech, Jenkinson, Lichtsteiner, Koscielny, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Torreira, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Ozil, Ramsey, Suarez, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Nketiah.


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