Arsenal academy stars to get their chance against BATE

The Borisov Arena certainly has an interesting and unique exterior design

Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech are among those who will be watching on television.

In early team news Arsenal are without Calum Chambers, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck, but they have an otherwise clean bill of health.

Jack Wilshere, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are all expected to return to the starting XI against BATE. They could have played tonight and we could have played yesterday.

"So we look at the schedule over the weekend, we think there was some room for us to be different".

Maitland-Niles, 20, has made 13 appearances for the Gunners and Wenger believes the midfielder - who has played at full-back - could become a regular for the club.

"I will go with a team of senior players and certainly with a young bench".

'He has great quality, he can steal the ball without making fouls.

"He has to improve a little bit on the concentration front, the demands of top-level football don't tolerate some lapses of concentration, but all the rest is there".

That fixture congestion has led to Wenger thinking about prioritising with the Premier League taking top billing.

"(But) I hope that will not happen, and UEFA has always been very strong to deal with that".

Arsenal play their first away game in the Europa League on Thursday, travelling to Belarus to take on Bate Borisov. Bayern Munich, Roma and Athletic Bilbao have all tasted defeat here in recent years, and if Arsenal want to avoid a similar fate in the hostile, claustrophobic Borisov Arena, then their young players will need to make an instant impression.



Latest news

EU slaps truck maker Scania with $1 billion cartel fine
Fix the timing for the introduction of emission technologies to meet increasingly strict European emissions standards. Scania maintained its innocence and said it was likely to appeal against the regulator's decision.

Surrey man jailed for ramming vehicle into teacher
He fell off the bonnet of the auto , hitting his head on the floor and causing an injury to his head that needed to be glued. The teacher was then forced on to the bonnet as Schoeman drove into the school - narrowly missing two boys on bikes.

Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch
Dunford declined to say publicly what advice he has given Trump on whether to recertify Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal. All three officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an intelligence issue.

Anthem Protesters Will Be Fired — NASCAR Owners
And let's face it; the millennial generation and most younger people just aren't interested in motorsports. Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn't want anyone in their organizations to protest .

Atletico second as Carrasco, Griezmann strikes down Sevilla
I don't forget that we won together last season. "I think we have to be focussed at what we do and not [on] others", said Conte . I think Alvaro played very well.

Other news