Arsenal will play tomorrow their second Europa league match this season after their first match against Koln 3-1. Arsenal had just 48 hours to recover and prepare for the Europa League match after their match against West Brom on Monday.
When and where is the match?
When: The match will be on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00PM BST.
Where: Borisov Arena
Who will play?
Arsenal had only 48 hours,Tuesday and Wednesday, to prepare and recover from their Monday’s match, which means most, if not all of the players who played against West Brom, won’t play against BATE. However, Elnenny is expected to play and Monreal as a replacment for the injured Chambers.
We predict the starting Xl to be as follows:
Goalkeeper: David Ospina
Defenders: Ron Holding Per Metsaker(captain), Monreal
Midfielders: Reiss Nelson,Wilshere,Elnneny,and Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Forward: Walcott,Iwobi,and Giroud
Alexis Sanchez, Monreal, and Monreal
Alexis Sanchez may be on the bench and play in the last 25 minutes of the match if the result wasn’t in Arsenal’s favor, but Wenger should try to rest him alongside with Monreal who played 90 minutes against West Brom and was the man of the match. Moreover, Ozil may participate for few minutes to get back to the playing rhythm after his recent injury.
Arsenal will face a tough opppnent who may cause troubles, even with all the odds of Arsenal beating BATE. Arsenal failed to score away this season, while BATE didn’t lose their last 7 European competitions at home. We expect a 2-1 hard win.
Alexander Hleb is a BATE home grown player who played for BATE and for Arsenal in 2005 until 2008.