Unai Emery has been handed a major boost ahead of this week’s Europa League knockout match with the return of some important players (via Arsenal.com).
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Match: BATE Borisov v Arsenal
Stadium: Borisov Arena
Kick-Off (UK Time): 17:55 14/02/2019
It’s not unusual for Arsenal to have some injury problems around this time of the season and this year is no exception.
Aside from the long-term absentees, Unai Emery was without a host of first-team players for Saturday’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town.
Now, every single one of them has returned to full training with Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Sokratis all back in action.
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The return of Sokratis is certainly the most surprising with the Greek defender expected to miss the next few weeks.
However, it’s not all good news for the Gunners after the club confirmed that Aaron Ramsey is being assessed ahead of the match.
It’s good news for Unai Emery and Arsenal. Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, and Danny Welbeck are now the only players on the sideline for the Gunners so we can expect a strong squad for the match against BATE Borisov. Let’s hope that the side can deliver a comfortable win in the first leg.