Arsenal team news: Club confirms injury boost but 4 players miss BATE Borisov tie

By on February 20, 2019

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Arsenal will be looking to turn the tie around at the Emirates as they welcome BATE Borisov to north London for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 clash on Thursday evening.

Ahead of the game, the club have issued a team news update on Arsenal.com with the latest on the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck.

Let’s start with the good news and Arsenal have confirmed that Ramsey is back in contention after the Welsh international returned to full training after recovering from a knee injury.

Ramsey picked up the injury earlier this month and was forced to miss the win over Huddersfield Town before not travelling to Belarus for the first leg last week but he’s back in training and should be in the squad on Thursday evening.

However, unfortunately Lacazette will miss the decisive game due to suspension after being sent off during the closing stages of the first leg defeat for throwing a stray elbow.

Lacazette will therefore be on the sidelines along with Bellerin, Holding and Welbeck – who’re all recovering from long-term injuries that are expected to keep them out for the rest of the season.

The update on Arsenal.com read:

Alex Lacazette
Suspended following red card against BATE Borisov (a).

Aaron Ramsey
Back in full training.

Hector Bellerin
Left knee. Recovering after surgery.

Rob Holding
Left knee. Recovering after surgery.

Danny Welbeck
Right ankle. Recovering after surgery.

It will be good to have Ramsey available again as he’ll give us another option in midfield and attack as Arsenal go looking for goals to turn the tie around following our embarrassing defeat last week.

Sokratis didn’t travel to Belarus for the first leg as he had only just returned to full training but the centre-back should return on Thursday for the second leg while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should also come back in to the starting eleven.

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