UEL R32: BATE Borisov v Arsenal | February 14, 2019 17:55 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Feb 11, 2019.


Was this worse than losing to Ostersunds at home?

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  2. No

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  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    • Arsenal beat BATE 4-2 (a), 6-0 (h) last season
    • BATE lost twice to Chelsea in the group stage
    • BATE wrapped up their 13th Belarusian league title in a row – and 15th overall – in November. They are now one shy of the European record for consecutive league titles, held jointly by Latvia's Skonto and Lincoln of Gibraltar
    • Aleksandr Hleb is enjoying his fifth spell at BATE (1999–2000, 2012–13, 2015, 2016, 2018–). The 37-year-old midfielder played for Arsenal from 2005–08, making 130 appearances, including the 2006 UEFA Champions League final against Barcelona, the club he joined from the Gunners two years later.
    • Shkodran Mustafi made his senior debut in Everton's 1-0 UEFA Europa League group stage defeat at home to BATE in December 2009. The then 17-year-old came on as a substitute in the second half.
    Team News
    Sokratis still out, could be back for the 2nd leg
    Ramsey & Xhaka doubts
    Mavropanos not in the squad

    With no game at the weekend, this is a good opportunity to go full strength and wrap the tie up before resting players in the 2nd leg. Don't think Mkhitaryan will start again so soon after injury so it's a good chance for Suarez to make his full debut.
  2. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    Ofc Mustafi lost against them.Who else ?
  3. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Not having Auba in the EL last season still irks me. Hope he can tear it up against the fodder this time.
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  4. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Thomas Tuchel Stan Trusted

    Really annoys me you have Mustafi and Kos the wrong way around in the OP. 3/10.
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  5. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Thought maybe Musti would be a bit less crap if he moved to the other side.

    Apologies though for the OP, couldn't find a picture of the BATE badge on fire.
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  6. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Why isn't Mavropanos in the squad to play, any particular reason?
  7. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    The squad was limited due to only having 7 HG players in it, so Mavro had to miss out. If Emi Martinez hadn't gone on loan, the club would've been able to register him.
  8. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James Trusted

    Hopefully that’s the formation and we don’t see any of that three at the back bollocks.
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  9. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Too bad he isnt in the squad, I reckon this game would have been a handy game to play him in, in place of Mustafi perhaps.
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  10. turkish gooner

    turkish gooner Well-Known Member

    I think we have to take this comp. serious. easisest way to get CL ticket for next season.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  11. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Emery won't rest players here. With the team having the weekend off he can effectively win the tie here (any win or even a score-draw should be enough) and think about resting players in the return game.
  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    He’s probably had this thread drafted for weeks, reputation in tatters so using a gimme in Belarus to prop up his win percentage and still gets the XI wrong. Sad.
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  13. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Surprised you're still knocking about on here after your City performance. No shots on target after the 38th minute was it?
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  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    Slowly becoming my favorite competition!

    We can win this cup!
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  15. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    Tbh, that result seems good after what they have done to Chelski..You will have to give it to him.
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  16. goonerfamily

    goonerfamily Well-Known Member

    (4-3-3) Leno; Jenkinson Mustafi Koscielny Monreal; Torreira Guendouzi Ramsey; Suarez Aubameyang Lacazette please (assuming Ramsey is fit)

    Hopefully we can pretty much end the tie in the first leg
  17. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Think Cech will start this one.
  18. Preacher

    Preacher Always Crying

    Arsenal are on a run of five successive clean sheets in Europa. One more will break the all-time UEFA Europa League record that they currently share with Napoli and Salzburg.

    Our weak defence can make history. What a time to be alive.
  19. TorontoGooner76

    TorontoGooner76 Well-Known Member

    Who would have thought this? :lol:
  20. Bergkamp1988

    Bergkamp1988 Well-Known Member

    Europa League is actually the only competition we're in that I get excited about these days. #Hope
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