Unai Emery has made just two changes to the Arsenal team that defeated Huddersfield Town, for the UEFA Europa League clash against BATE Borisov.
Arsenal have recalled veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech, who will be retiring at the end of the season, to the starting lineup for the first leg of their round of 32 Europa League fixture against Belarusian side BATE Borisov. Bernd Leno makes way.
No changes have been made by the manager in the three-man backline, with Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal all featuring from the get-go once again, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac continue as the wing-backs.
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🔘 Cech starts in goal
🔘 Xhaka back from injury
🔘 Lacazette leads the line#UEL
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The second change for the Gunners comes in the middle of the park, with Lucas Torreira dropping out to the bench to make way for Granit Xhaka, who is back from an injury that forced him out of the game against the Terriers.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has recovered from an illness that kept him out at the weekend, but finds himself on the bench, with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line once again for Arsenal. The Frenchman is flanked by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi, meaning January arrival Denis Suarez has to wait for his first start for his new club.