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Arsenal 3-0 BATE Borisov player rating that Mesut Ozil fails to impress

Unai Emery made sure that Arsenal certainly entered the last 16 in the Europa League. It was too easy for other opponents in the Emirates, as Arsenal surpassed a first leg deficit with a comfortable victory. Surprisingly, it was a good look – 58,812 official presence included about 45,000 season tickets – even for an early start for UEFA's second competition competition. But it was hardly gripping entertainment as it felt like more of a training time sometimes, because BATE Borisov was such a weak opponent that you wonder how in the world they won a week ago. Friday's excerpt will surely earn Arsenal against tougher opponents next time, but Emery has over the years proved to be a past Arsenal came out comfortably with a total success(Image: EMPICS Sport) Read more [1 9659008] Clearly, Arsenal will win it for three years on the belief with a popular Seville team. needs another Emery miracle because the team is not in a good place right now. They lack direction, intensity and tension. The football and excitement are just not what it was. But they got the job and Emery even offered an olive branch to Mesut Ozil when he started the £ 350,0000-a-week midfielder for the second time since Boxing Day. Even Ozil couldn't really lift his mood, because you can often hear a drip drop, as it seems a million miles away from the big seasons' big Champions League nights. Ozil fought to make an impact on low resistance(Image: AFP…

Unai Emery made sure that Arsenal certainly entered the last 16 in the Europa League.

It was too easy for other opponents in the Emirates, as Arsenal surpassed a first leg deficit with a comfortable victory.

Surprisingly, it was a good look – 58,812 official presence included about 45,000 season tickets – even for an early start for UEFA’s second competition competition.

But it was hardly gripping entertainment as it felt like more of a training time sometimes, because BATE Borisov was such a weak opponent that you wonder how in the world they won a week ago.

Friday’s excerpt will surely earn Arsenal against tougher opponents next time, but Emery has over the years proved to be a past Arsenal came out comfortably with a total success

But it was finally put to bed during the 60s. Greek defender Sokratis, who came in for Laurent Koscielny who hobbled off with a jaw injury, drove another Xhaka corner home. Xhaka was not good, but two assistants only made him the game’s most effective player.

Emery is always a passionate manager on the touchline and celebrated the goals wildly and punched the air with joy.

If only Emery could get his message is so clear with his words as nine months after his meeting, his English is still so poor that it is difficult to understand him.

Emery will see plenty of room for improvement even though it goes through

It’s not just frustrating after the back gold of the Arsene Wenger days, But it has also made it difficult for Arsenal fans to relate to and feel an affinity for a manager who is clearly determined and hungry for success.

Perhaps a trophy will help the fan base warm to him because at present the supporters cannot feel as if they know him and his pidgin English must be difficult to understand in the locker room to motivate the players.

Arsenal gave a late home run to Denis Suarez when the Barcelona payday came in 78th minute to a great reception.

ARSENAL RATINGS

Petr Cech – 6 – Very incredible, in fact, a supporter was a rescue from Skavysh. His wonderful career deserves a better swansong.

Stephan Lichtsteiner – 6 – Arsenal lacks pace and energy in Bellerin so much. Lichtsteiner is firm but pedestrian and a pace in comparison.

Mustafi (left) led in Arsenal’s second goal

Shkodran Mustafi – 6 – Who can doubt him? The very deceived Arsenal defender drove home a headline. Just keep him away from his own box.

Laurent Koscielny – 6 – Went away with a calf injury that will be a major concern because Arsenal’s defensive woes simply continue to be mounted.

Nacho Monreal – 5 – Cunning, messy and decision-making defense from Monreal. After being one of Arsenal’s best players in the last two or three years, he is on his way down.

Granit Xhaka was the man in the match in the midfield

Matteo Guendouzi – 7 – He stood out as he always thought ball, he always showed it and tried to make things happen. A lot to admire.

Granit Xhaka – 7 – MotM. Got on the ball a lot, provided two help with corners for Mustafi and Socratis to score but were also very wasteful with his passing and shooting.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 5 – Such a frustrating player. Has clear talent but still has to find his place or even his role in this team.

Ozil struggled to make an impact on low opposition

Mesut Ozil – 5 – The less spotted Ozil finally got his chance – and didn’t really take it. Some nice little moments, not much else.

Alex Iwobi – 7 – Lively down the left we are not entirely sure if he is Arsenal quality, but you can never fault his working frequency.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6 – His pace and runs made him such a threat, BATE couldn’t handle him. Perhaps the one Arsenal player can take you out of your place.

Alex Iwobi (left) was lively throughout Arsenal

Substitute

Sokratis for Koscielny, 56 min, 6

Torreira for Guandouzi, 63 min, 6

Suarez, for Mkhitaryan, 78 min, 6

BATE Borisov 6 : Scherbitski 6; Rios 6, Volkov 5, Filipenko 6, Filipovic 6; Bage 5 (Hleb, 58, 5), Dragun 6, Simovic 6, Milic 5, Skavysh 5; Stasevich 5

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