Arsenal in the round of 1/8 Europa League after a 3-0 victory
Unai Emery and his fighters took down BATE Borisov 3-0 on February 21 and won the ticket, though they lost 0-1.
Scoring: Volkov (anti-net) 4 ‘, Mustafi 39’, Sokratis 60 ‘.
Arsenal were shocked in the land of Belarus a week ago, despite controlling the ball, finishing the game and receiving a three-corner penalty. The overwhelming dominance continued by the English team at the turn of the night on February 21 when the ball was held 68%, 22 shots were shot (5 times more than BATE Borisov), and this time he was lucky at his side. Unai Emery game.
Arsenal’s 3-0 victory is marked by the central defenders. At the opener, Zakhar Volkov defended the center-back after a cross from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. At the next two tables, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis turn their heads up close after Granit Xhaka’s corner kick, helping the “Gunners” to register in the 1/8 of the Europa League.
From this round, the law avoids two teams from the same table or the same country. Arsenal can meet one of the remaining 15 opponents. The brightest scenario was for the Emirates Stadium owner to meet Villarreal, La Liga’s 18th-ranked team, and had never won them in four previous meetings. However, the lucky draw could also send Arsenal to face Chelsea, Inter, Valencia, Napoli or Sevilla.
Inspiration in Arsenal’s victory named Mesut Ozil. The German conductor somehow reproduced the top level with the best moments and the touches with the Ozil brand. When the former Real Madrid player played well, the “Gunners” were hard to beat. It was evident in Emery’s compliment after the game: “Today Ozil showed a desire to play, and played an important role in the victory against BATE Borisov. His spirit has no point to complain about. “.
There was Ozil in the squad, the opponent’s armpits became soft and had higher damage. Before Volkov countered in the fourth minute, Arsenal had three dangerous situations. The impatience of the Belarusian team makes them sink into a dangerous situation. The visitors’ team was mesmerized by Arsenal’s movements. Luckily, only BATE Borisov could resist the ball, but couldn’t do anything when Mustafi and Sokratis bombarded the corner.
The Europa League is the only chance to bring the title to Arsenal this season. So Emery is very cautious, kicking in a strong squad, with only three changes compared to the defeat a week ago. Ozil, Aubameyang and Stefan Lichtsteiner used instead of Sead Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles and Alexander Lacazette (red card). Arsenal’s maturity is reflected in the timing of goals. The opener helped the Reds get rid of their sentiment, and Mustafi and Sokratis made two attempts to subdue Borisov’s will, as soon as they reworked the squad.
Europa League victory helps Emery teachers and students regain confidence before the tough schedule in March. They will meet Tottenham, Man Utd, rivals in the top four Premier League.
Arsenal: Cech, Lichtsteiner, Koscielny (57 ‘Sokratis), Mustafi, Nacho, Xhaka, Guendouzi (Torreira 63’), Mkhitaryan (Suarez 78 ‘), Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang.
Pre-unused: Leno, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Nketiah.
BATE Borisov: Scherbitski, Filipenko, Filipovic, Rios, Stasevich, Baga (Hleb 58 ‘), Dragun (Berezkin 64’), Simovic, Volkov, Milic, Skavysh (Dubajic 72 ‘).
Pre-unused: Chichkan, Yablonski, Nemirko, Moumkam.