BATE will play host to Arsenal who failed to register any competitive win since the beginning of group stages. Although the team was considered to be an outsider in the group which had Chelsea and POAK, yet BATE managed to claim victory over Vidi and POAK and held up at the runners-up spot. They also set up a stronghold against the Blues which caused a level of surprise against their London rivals. Their boss Alyaksey Baha knows exactly where the team lacks. Baha is mostly focussed on this match as Arsenal have enjoyed pretty much and they will be looking forward to slowing the pace. To aid BATE, Bojan Dubajic has arrived at the club as his replacement and several other new players have also come through the door. That has sent a new breeze in the team and fresh new tactics as well.
Probable Line-ups: Scherbitski; Rios, Volkov, Filipenko, Filipovic; Baga, Dragun, Ivanic; Skavysh, Dubajic, Stasevich.
The Gunners currently have secured a fourth place in the Premier League table after Manchester United’s resurgence. With the team registered quite a few injuries, it is likely that Unai Emery will call upon his most-proven players following no fixtures for the weekend. The point of concern is whether Mesut Ozil can still fall into Emery’s system. Emery will still want to give opportunities to his younger crop of players, but Ozil’s wage packet and an apparent lack of desire to leave the club means that there is more onus on Arsenal to achieve Champions League football for next season. It will be interesting to see how Emery will cope up with the fitness issues in the squad.
Probable Line-ups: Leno; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac; Suarez, Ozil, Aubameyang
Arsenal 3-0 BATE
Be it some glitches in the formation, Arsenal still has the chance to win this one with a huge margin.