UEL: Wilshere oversees Arsenal assault on BATE without Iwobi
Europa League By: Ambrose Udeme | 07/12/2017
Jack Wilshere ran the show at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday as an Arsenal side with Nigeria's Alex Iwobi overpowered Belarus outfit BATE Borisov 6-0 in their UEFA Europa League final Group H fixture.The Belarussians are now with just two clean sheets in their last 27 European away trips (inc. qualifiers), conceding five goals last time out while Arsenal
Milunovic conceded a penalty for a foul on Walcott after the break and Olivier Giroud was forced to re-take the resultant spot-kick before his effort was counted as Arsenal's fifth, 13 minutes after Polyakov had turned the ball into his own net from a right-wing delivery into the area by the home side. With 16 minutes left on the clock, Wilshere showed what the Gunners stand to gain if he stays fit, this time -keeping his cool just inside the area to set-up Mohamed Elneny grabbed Arsenal's sixth on the night with a perfect curler.SETTING THE SCENENo injuries or suspensions for BATE meant coach Alexander Yermakovich relied on his best legs for the clash at the Emirates while Arsenal who had already won the group but needed to end their qualification in style made wholesale changes for the Belarusians' visit.David Ospina replaced Petr Cech as Arsene Wenger reverted to a back-four setting. Rob Holding who partnered Calum Chambers in the heart of the defense was flanked to his left and right by Maitland-Niles and Debuchy respectively.