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BATE preparing for Arsenal match in Europa League

FC BATE Borisov will play the debut home match of the group stage of the Europa League in Borisov today. Coach Alexander Ermakovich's team are facing formidable Arsenal.

Finally we are here! To the delight of football fans, London's Arsenal flew to Belarus. The grand of the English Premier League has not previously been in Belarus, so the Barysau players are eagerly waiting for the moment to compete with the team of Arsene Wenger.

Tickets for the Arsenal game were simply not available. In addition to the ticket packages, on Tuesday, September 26, single match tickets were sold in just about four hours. Definitely, Borisov arena will be full of fans and spectators.

About 800 English fans are expected too.

Alexander Ermakovich, head coach of FC BATE:
We will try our best! It is clear that the rival is not simple, they are a grand team. I believe in our guys. We have quite good experience of playing against top teams.

Nemanja Milunović, BATE player:
We know our quality, we know the quality of the opponent. We will wait for your chance, we hope that we will use it.

During the pre-match training, BATE players joked and were in a good mood.

The English top club did not bring key players: Ozil, Iwobi, Ramsey, Koscielny, Xaka, and Cech.

However, the likes of Walcott, Giroud and Wilshere are not less formidable. Still BATE will need to be on alert against every Arsenal player, regardless of who will play on September 28.

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Arsene Wenger, coach of FC Arsenal:
We have a pretty tough schedule now. We have experienced players at our disposal. However, I think that tomorrow some young players will appear on the field. The result is important for us. The fans, I think, will see a spectacular game.

The Londoners, unlike the Borisov club, had fewer days for rest, there is certainly no underestimation on the part of BATE players. Fans believe that the Belarusian team will definitely fight for at least a point.

BATE preparing for Arsenal match in Europa League