Arsenal vs BATE: [3-4-2-1] Giroud, Welbeck, Iwobi, Wilshere and Nelson Start In Likely XI

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The meeting at Borisov on 28th September is the only competitive meeting between the two sides. Theo Walcott scored twice in the 4-2 rout with Holding and Giroud providing the icing on the cake.

Arsneal have not met another team from Belarus.

While BATE’s only other English opponent is Everton, whom they met in the group stage of 2009/10 UEFA Cup. They bagged a narrow 1-0 win at the Goodison Park before the home leg ending in a 1-2 defeat.

There is little doubt that Wenger is going to field a fringe side for this group game with two Premier League games to come within the space of 7 days and their position as group winners already secured.

BATE haven’t had the best of the campaigns so far and their defense has been all over the place in away games. Even a weakened Arsenal side may not help them here.

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