BATE Borisov vs Arsenal: Gunners beat hosts to go top of Europa League group

Posted on Sep 29 2017 - 1:43am by admin

Theo Walcott scored twice and Olivier Giroud netted his 100th Arsenal goal, as Arsene Wenger’s men defeated BATE Borisov 4-2 on Thursday night.

It was the Gunners’ second successive Europa League win of this campaign.

Wenger travelled to Belarus with a young squad and gave a first senior start to Joe Willock and also named Ainsley Maitland-Niles and forward Reiss Nelson in his XI.

Walcott put Arsenal ahead with a quickfire brace, before Rob Holding made it 3-0.

Borisov pulled one back within two minutes, Ivanic heading in Alexei Rios’ cross.

Three minutes into the second half, Giroud had his landmark goal, when the North London side were awarded a penalty.

Arsenal top Group H with six points from two games.

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