France striker Alexandre Lacazette will miss Arsenal’s Europa League last-16 fixtures with Rennes after being given an additional two-match ban by UEFA for his dismissal at BATE Borisov.
Mesut Ozil returned to the Arsenal side as they secured safe passage into the last 16 of the Europa League – but head coach Unai Emery insists he is not certain of a regular place in his team.
Arsenal secured a place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a resounding victory over BATE Borisov at the Emirates Stadium as Mesut Ozil returned to the starting line-up.
BATE Borisov boss Alyaksey Baha is keen for his side to face Arsenal in front of a full house at the Emirates Stadium as they look to complete a memorable Europa League victory.
Unai Emery insists he trusts his Arsenal players to overturn their Europa League deficit to BATE Borisov following a surprise first-leg defeat in Belarus.
Alexandre Lacazette was sent off as a strong Arsenal side slumped to a surprise defeat at the hands of BATE Borisov to leave their Europa League tie finely poised heading into the second leg.
Unai Emery insists his Arsenal side can make no excuses when their Europa League quest gets back under way in a freezing Belarus.
Alexander Hleb will line up against former club Arsenal on Thursday night but admits BATE Borisov will not be at their best having not played a competitive fixture since December.
Arsenal return to Europa League action as the first leg of their round of 32 clash with BATE Borisov takes place in Belarus on Thursday night.