As it happened: Gunners left stunned in a freezing Belarus as BATE take the advantage to London
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As it happened: Gunners left stunned in a freezing Belarus as BATE take the advantage to London

Follow text commentary of BATE Borisov vs Arsenal live score in the Europa League. Kick off is set for 5:55 pm GMT.

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That is all we have time for tonight. A night to forget for Arsenal but they only trail by the one goal so will still fancy their chances of qualifying to the final 16. Until next time, I have been Brogan Clasper. 
A lot to think about for Unai Emery whose side were simply not clinical enough on the night. They had plenty of chances in the opening 20 minutes but did not take any and were punished just before half time. 
FT: WOW! Well, we did not see that coming. The champions of Belarus will take a slender advantage to London in a few weeks time but the Borisov arena has just witnessed a memorable game which will go down in the history books for the Belarusian side. 
90+2' Goalkeeper Scherbitsky, collects the ball and hoofs it long. Surely BATE have the game wrapped up or is there time for an equaliser? 1-0
90' A minimum of four minutes will be added. 1-0
88' Minutes remain and still no breakthrough. 1-0
85' Lacazette is fouled by Filipovic but out of frustration, the Frenchman elbows the left-back. This really sums up the game for the visitors. 1-0
RED CARD FOR LACAZETTE!
84' There has been no impact from Emery's substitutes so far and just over five minutes remain. 1-0
82' Superb football out from the back by BATE but Cech is able to punch away the cross to prevent the home side doubling their lead. 1-0
80' Mkhitaryan puts in an inviting cross but it is headed away. 1-0
76' BATE still defending well but struggling to keep ahold of the ball when they retrieve it from the Gunners. 1-0
73' Kolasinac, who has had a fairly good game is replaced by Suarez in Emery's final change of the game. 1-0
72' Kolasinac strikes from an angle but his shot has more power than accuracy and flies wide of the goal. 1-0
71' Dubajic has only been in the park for a matter of minutes and already finds himself in the referee's book after a late foul on Koscielny. 1-0
67' Xhaka is also replaced by Torreira and the home side replaces Milic with Dubajic. 1-0
67' Aubameyang comes on for  Maitland-Niles - the Gunners need to pose a greater attacking threat if they are to find that elusive away goal. 1-0
65' Koscielny does well to clear a cross from the right and then Arsenal manage to clear the resulting corner. 1-0
62' Stasevich's attempt from outside the box proves awkward for Cech who is forced to parry the ball away from danger. 1-0
58' Hleb is replaced by Berezkin and the former Gunner avoided the yellow card which would have made him ineligible for the return leg. 1-0
56' Lacazette slots the ball home but it is ruled as offside. A great cross from Kolasinac is buried beyond the keeper by the Frenchman but the correct decision is made. 1-0
54' The away side are struggling to create a clear chance on goal. BATE are holding fairly strong. 1-0
50' Lacazette shoots from distance but does not trouble the BATE goalkeeper. 1-0
47' Kolasinac bursts forward as he has all night and wins a corner for Arsenal which comes to nothing. 1-0
46' Back underway. 1-0
HT: Well, what an end to the half that was. Arsenal the more dominant of the sides but when you do not take your chances like the Gunners you are left vulnerable and BATE punished Emery's men. 
More on the goal: The hosts are awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and a delightful ball is nodded in by Dragun to give the Belarusian side the advantage. 1-0 
GOAL BATE! 1-0 to the hosts. 
37' There have been a few errors as far as Arsenal are concerned. Perhaps it is the bobbly pitch but this is not good enough from Emery's side. 0-0
31' The intensity from the travelling side has dropped. It was a blistering start to this game in a freezing Belarus but BATE are beginning to cause the Gunners some problems. 0-0
28' Milic on his debut, hits the post! The Serbian tries to flick it beyond Cech but is denied by the woodwork. 0-0
24' Corner to the home side. However, the dead ball comes to nothing. 0-0
22' How has Lacazette missed? A superb cross from Kolasinac again but the Frenchman who is completely unmarked misses a sitter. 0-0
21' Guendouzi claims for a penalty after he believes his cross is stopped by a BATE arm but the referee denies the claim. 0-0
20' Emery's side have settled a bit after a rampant start but are under no threat from the hosts. 0-0
12' The ball is in the net for Arsenal but a corner had already been given - the first goal is coming. 0-0
9' A positive start from the Londoners who are looking dangerous in every attack. 0-0
5' Koscielny comes close this time. Mustafi flicks on Mkhitaryan's cross but the French defender is unable to poke it home. 0-0
2' What a save! Kolasinac's cross leaves Mkhitaryan with only Scherbitsky to beat but the goalkeeper makes an excellent stop to deny the Gunners. 0-0
Kick off
1' We are underway in the first leg of Arsenal's Europa League final 32 tie. 0-0
The teams are out and we are minutes away from kick off. 
Arsenal starting XI: Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Iwobi. 
BATE starting XI: Shcherbitski, Filipovic, Rios, Filipenko, Volkov, Dragun, Hleb, Baga, Skavysh, Stasevich, Milic. 
The team news is in from Belarus...
Live coverage will continue around one hour before kick-off as we bring you the team news. 
Emery quotes
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery also had his say:

"With respect, first. We can speak about two different situations from them," he said. 

"One is last year they played here and Arsenal won 4-2. The second is thinking this year when they played in the groups, for example against Chelsea they lost one 1-0 but they had chances to score and to draw in this match."

Hleb quotes
Ahead of the tie, former-Gunner Hleb spoke about facing his old side:

"Arsenal are at the peak of readiness - for them this is a huge plus," Hleb said.

"It will be hard for us. But we will try to squeeze the maximum out of the physical form that we have gained."

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka have both returned from injury but Sokratis Papastathopoulos is still sidelined. 
As for the travelling Londoners, although Mesut Özil has returned from an illness he has not travelled to Belarus for the clash. 
However, the biggest news coming out of the home camp is the possibility of Aleksandr Hleb being in contention to play against his former side. 
Team news
For the home side, Bojan Dubajic, Nemanja Milic and Dmitri Bessmertny could all feature for the first time after joining the Belarusian side in January. 
With some huge teams dropping out of the Champions League into the second string European competition this draw is the perfect opportunity for Arsenal to progress fairly comfortable. 
As for the Gunners, Unai Emery's side topped Group E with an almost perfect record in tac. The Londoners went unbeaten and only one draw against Sporting CP denied them six wins out of six. 
BATE progressed to the final 32 after finishing second in Group L - which was topped by Londoners, Chelsea. The Belarusian side were beaten at home by the Blues in the group stages after former-Gunner Olivier Giroud's goal proved the difference. 
Arsenal get their Europa League campaign back underway with an away trip to Belarus. BATE top the Belarusian Premier League with a healthy nine-point advantage on their nearest rivals. 
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Hellow and Welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of BATE Borisov vs Arsenal in the first leg of the round of 32 tie in the Europa League. I am Brogan Clasper and I will be taking you through all the action. 
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