Arsenal return to Europa League action on Thursday evening, as we travel to Minsk to face BATE Borisov.
You can find out more about our latest opponents below:
Full name: BATE Borisov
Manager: Alyaksandr Yermakovich
Club colours: Blue and yellow
Nickname: Zholto-Sinle (Yellow-blues)
Three facts about BATE Borisov:
- BATE have won the Belarusian Premier League eleven times in a row (2006-2016)
- Former Gunner Alexander Hleb used to play for BATE
- Manager Alyaksandr Yermakovich used to play for the club - he was a midfielder
Key man: Vitali Rodionov
The 33-year-old Belarusian has made nearly 300 appearances for BATE Borisov and is Belarus’ highest scoring player ever in European competition. Rodionov scored in BATE’s 3-1 win against Bayern Munich in 2012 and has represented his national team 48 times, scoring ten goals.
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