Official teams: BATE Borisov v Arsenal

Arsenal line up to face BATE Borisov in their second Europa League match of the season.
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Arsene Wenger could hand these four Arsenal players a European debut

Arsene Wenger could be set to hand four Arsenal youngsters their European debut on Thursday night against BATE Borisov.
Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb names the one club that remain in his heart

Alexander Hleb says he's a neutral for Arsenal's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov tonight, but admits he still holds affection for the Gunners.

This is what BATE Borisov's manager is expecting from Arsenal

BATE Borisov manager Aleksandr Yermakovich is expecting tonight's Europa League meeting with Arsenal to be competitive, and revealed how keen he is to meet Arsene Wenger.

This is what Arsene Wenger is hoping will not happen in tonight's Europa League...

Arsène Wenger says he doesn't expect to have any issues with racism when his side face BATE Borisov on Thursday night, and is hoping such an occurence doesn't happen.

7 changes: Predicted Arsenal 3-4-2-1 v BATE Borisov sees major rotation

While Arsenal are expected to field a strong-ish team against BATE Borisov, it's likely that it won't be that dissimilar to the starting XI we saw in the League Cup against Doncaster Rovers and will probably be quite different to the side that beat West Brom 2-0 on Monday.

Charlie Nicholas' prediction for Arsenal's Europa League clash on Thursday

Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas reckons that Arsenal will win away to BATE Borisov on Thursday night as a result of fielding a strong team.

Arsenal’s young guns need to step up: BATE Borisov preview

Arsenal face BATE Borisov in Belarus on Thursday night for their second Europa League clash of the campaign.
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These are the Arsenal players expected to feature in Thursday's Europa League meeting

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

Arsenal’s fixture pile-up: three games in six days and a 2,400-mile Europa League trip

Arsenal face a 2,400-mile round Europa League trip this week thanks to poor fixture scheduling.

Arsenal richest Europa League club – is it theirs to win?

Arsenal are the richest club in the Europa League this season.
Arsenal tactics

How Wenger’s tactical tweaks inspired Arsenal’s comeback against Cologne

Arsene Wenger’s half time adjustment proved the difference as a stuttering Arsenal overturned a first half deficit en route to a 3-1 win over a Cologne team who were lacking the enthusiasm of their supporters.

Five fans held by police after crowd trouble at Arsenal v Cologne

Five fans were held by police following the crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium last night. 
Arsenal player ratings

Poldoksi would have been proud of that: Arsenal player ratings v Cologne

Arsenal opened their Europa League campaign with a 3-1 win over FC Cologne last night.ac

‘Not all fans’ – Bundesliga journalist tries to clarify what really happened with Koln...

Bundesliga journalist, Archie Rhind-Tutt, has taken to Twitter in an attempt to change the narrative building around Koln fans that they went on a ‘rampage’ through London, saying that the overwhelming majority enjoyed the game peacefully and were not aware that stadium arrangements in England were different to what they are used to in Germany.

Arsenal issue statement after fan trouble in Europa League

Arsenal have issued a club statement to try and clarify events on Thursday night which saw kick-off delayed by an hour and FC Koln fans invade all sections of the Emirates.

Arsenal 25-year-old midfielder not dwelling on Koln as thoughts turn to 'tough' Chelsea

Mohamed Elneny got a rare start for Arsenal against FC Koln on Thursday night and the Egyptian spoke after the game about the delay, the competition itself and facing Chelsea this weekend.

Wenger calls for inquiry & explains his thinking during pre-Koln delay

Arsene Wenger said that his side ‘waited patiently’ for kick-off in their first ever Europa League game, which was delayed by an hour as the German fans caused all sorts of chaos inside and outside the stadium.

Kolasinac trolls Koln as he kickstarts Arsenal’s comeback – with goals

Arsenal made their bow in the Europa League and wasted no time in showing the competition exactly what it can expect from the side with the highest co-efficient by a distance.

Official team news – Arsenal vs FC Koln: Alexis starts, Wilshere on bench

Jack Wilshere returns to the Arsenal first-team for the first time in 13 months, while Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott will make up the attack in tonight’s Europa League clash.

FC Köln captain gives grim assessment of his side's chances against Arsenal

FC Köln captain Matthias Lehmann admits that Arsenal are big favourites to win Thursday night's Europa League meeting.

Ex-Arsenal and FC Koln striker predicts which of his former clubs will win tonight's...

Former Arsenal and FC Koln forward Tony Woodcock has backed the Gunners to beat his other old club in this evening's Europa League meeting at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal 25-year-old’s injuries are “like a car crash”

Arsene Wenger likened Jack Wilshere’s extensive injury history to a person having suffered a car crash, intimating there may be psychological issues that have yet to be resolved.

Match preview: Arsenal v FC Koln – Team news, where to watch and more

Arsenal begin their Europa League campaign with the visit of FC Koln to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday evening.

Arsenal predicted 3-4-3 lineup v FC Koln: Alexis and Wilshere to start

Arsenal welcome Bundesliga side FC Koln to the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League group stages on Thursday night.

Fans react after Arsenal 32-year-old is named in their Europa League squad

Arsenal and France defender was included in the 42-man Europa League squad, much to the surprise of everybody given he's been frozen out of the first-team under manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal name these 42 players in this season's squad for the Europa League

Alexis Sanchez has been named in Arsenal's Europa League squad for this season, along with 41 other players.

20,000 Koln fans trying to get 2,900 tickets for Arsenal

Around 20,000 FC Koln fans are allegedly trying to get hold of tickets for their Europa League clash against Arsenal despite only 2,900 being available.

Arsenal admit Europa League puts ‘different focus on things’

Arsenal believe that the Europa League now has a different focus since UEFA changed the rules of the competition to allow the winners to enter the Champions League.

Arsenal fixture changes confirmed

With the drawing of the Europa League, Arsenal have seen a number of fixtures confirmed or moved in three competitions.

Former Arsenal striker excited for his 2 former teams to clash in Europa League

Arsenal face FC Cologne in the Europa League on 14 September and former Gunner, Lukas Podolski, seems pretty bloomin' excited.

Arsenal fans react to Europe League draw in hilarious fashion

Arsenal have been draw against BATE Borisov, Cologne and Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League and Gooners have been reacting in hilarious fashion on social media.

Arsenal draw Bate Borisov, Koln and Crvena zvezda in Europa League + All you...

Following the news that Arsenal have drawn Bate Borisov, Koln, and Crvena zvezda in the Europa League, we look at everything you need to know about the competition since this is new territory for Gooners.

Should Wenger field youth players in Europa League in September?

With Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Cohen Bramall and Ainsley Maitland-Niles having all been promoted to Arsenal's first team, we look ahead to the Europa League and who might feature.

5 reasons the Europa League can just what Arsenal need

After a hellish Premier League season Arsenal finished just outside the top four for the first time in some fans’ lifetime.

Who can Arsenal get in the Europa League, when’s the draw & how does...

Arsenal are headed for the Europa League for the first time, so here's what you need know about the Champions League kiddies table and what Arsenal can expect.

5 brilliant reasons the Europa League can a blessing for Arsenal

This hellish Premier League season has come to a close, and Arsenal finished just outside the top four for the first time in some fans’ lifetime.