Wilshere masterclass helps Arsenal to huge win over BATE Borisov

Arsenal Team News vs BATE Borisov: Ten unavailable for Wenger; Youngsters set to feature

Theo Walcott netted twice inside the opening 22 minutes, while further goals from Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud - his 100th in an Arsenal shirt - put the Gunners into what turned out to be an unassailable lead.

Arsenal are set to name a weakened team with Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez among the players unlikely to play.

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Arsenal were in complete control, and the only surprise was that it took the Gunners until the 22nd minute to extend their lead - and it was a gift.

Next up, Arsenal travel to Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) in three weeks time after the global break. This was an Arsenal team composed of young, keen footballers whose ages were in inverse proportion to their squad numbers and some old lags with a point to prove. Intricate interplay between Reiss Nelson and Jack Wilshere set Walcott through, but his poked effort struck the outside of the post.

BATE keeper Denis Scherbitski received a pass back, then hit it straight out to Walcott 15 yards from goal, and he drilled it back past him.

Ivanic grabbed a goal for BATE in the 27th minute with a firm header into the top corner.

Walcott took a couple of touches and clipped his shot home for his and Arsenal's second.

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

The Arsenal striker scored from the penalty spot in the 49th minute of his side's UEFA Europa League clash against BATE to reach his century for the club.

Mikhail Gordeichuk made it 4-2 in the 67th minute when he blasted a close-range shot past Ospina and Aleksandr Volodko wasted a glorious opportunity to make it a more nervous final few minutes for Arsenal when he fired wide.

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