BATE travel to London for Europa League second-leg tie against Arsenal


Unai Emery's side were unable to find a way through the opposition's defence as Stanislaw Drahun scored just before half time.

In an age of highly analysed diets, fitness and health amongst professional athletes, it's nice to see the Belarusian club's players, former Arsenal and Barcelona star Alex Hleb among them, show their connection with the fans by enjoying a classic post-game meal.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has taken to Twitter to apologise to his teammates for getting sent off in Thursday night's hard 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

"I should have stayed calm but it's not always easy. sorry", he added. We have the whole 90 minutes to play for and I am sure we can do that'. Today is not the result we wanted.

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"I trust in our players and I trust in our stadium and supporters", Emery said. "They were very organised", Emery told reporters after the match. Today the first half was a good performance for us, we had chances to score, sometimes last week our chances brought a goal and today they did not.

Maurizio Sarri saw his side humiliated 6-0 by Manchester City on Sunday but last night the Blues were 2-1 winners in the Europa League against Malmo.

With no game before next Thursday's return leg at the Emirates Stadium, Emery believes his squad will have the ability to turn things around and secure progression. "Next week we aren't going to play with him but now we are going to think with the players that are okay for next week". It's bad news, this red card. Tonight's match is important but we can't [be knocked out in it], we are going to play a second match next week.

Keown said, "You have to give BATE credit it is a remarkable result for them sat on the edge of their box. We can win with every player and lose with the same players".