10 reasons why Arsenal will beat BATE Borisov + Starting XI

  1. Even though Arsenal have little to play for, much of the starting XI are playing for their futures
  2. Except for Theo Walcott, who is playing for a move to Everton
  3. BATE Borisov have so far won just 1 of their 5 Europa League games THIS CAMPAIGN
  4. Arsenal beat BATE Borisov in 4-2 in Belarus, without getting out for 2nd gear
  5. BATE Borisov’s have yet to win an away game this season in The Europa League. Their last away game in the competition finished in a 5-2 defeat at Koln
  6. In fact, in 20 European group stage games, BATE Borisov have won just 3 away games
  7. The bookmakers have Arsenal 2/5 favourites to win
  8. Alexander Hleb is the greatest BATE Borisov player of all time. Alexander Hleb
  9. The Belarusian league finished on November 26th. BATE Borisov won. Their players would have spent the last week and a half on the Krynitsa
  10. BATE stands for Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics. We are literally playing a team of farmers

Predicted Arsenal starting XI:


Chambers Debuchy Holding

Nelson Willock Elneny Maitland-Niles

Wilshere Iwobi



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