Arsenal look to be taking a young squad to Belarus for Thursday’s Europa League meeting with BATE Borisov.

Alexis Sanchez was in training for the Gunners, but Laurent Koscielny, Sead Kolašinac and Mesut Özil were all rested. Alex Iwobi is out with an injury.

There are also a number of youngsters training with the first-team.

Though many of these players have all been involved with the first-team squad in some capacity in recent weeks, Marcus McGuane, Vlad Dragomir and Charlie Gilmour are the surprise names on the list. Goalkeeper Deyan Iliev reportedly also joined the group.

However, youngsters regularly join the first-team in training without playing in the subsequent matches, so that alone isn’t enough to suggest any of them will be involved.

Charlie Gilmour is perhaps the most surprising call-up, as he played on Monday for the u23s and it was actually his first start for the side, having previously been involved with the u18s.

It’s normal for an additional player to be taken along for European matches in case they’re needed to fill a spot in emergency situations, but bringing both implies that at least one will be on the bench.

Olivier Giroud, Marcus McGuane, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Josh Dasilva also travelled with the team.