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Arsenal team news: Injury, suspension list vs. BATE Borisov

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Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news for Arsenal ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov in Belarus.

Arsenal will put their top-four chase on hold over the next fortnight to focus on Europa League duties as they take on BATE Borisov in the last 32.

The first leg of that tie takes place in Belarus on Thursday evening, where Arsenal will be aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time since January 5.

The Gunners have won five and lost none of their six Europa League outings so far this season and have kept clean sheets in each of their last five en route to top spot in their group.

Unai Emery's side will also be favourites to progress from the double-header with BATE, and here Sports Mole rounds up their latest injury and suspension news.



ARSENAL'S INJURY LIST



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Status: Slight doubt
Type of injury: Illness
Possible return date: February 14

Aubameyang missed Saturday's win over Huddersfield Town due to illness but he has recovered in time for Thursday's match and was part of the travelling party.



Aaron Ramsey



Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: February 21

Ramsey did not travel with the squad to face Huddersfield due to a "slight knee problem" and is once again absent from the travelling party against BATE. The Welshman could return for the second leg, though.



Granit Xhaka



Status: Slight doubt
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: February 14

Xhaka has now missed the last two games with a groin injury, but he was included in the squad for the BATE game and could feature for Emery's side.



Mesut Ozil



Status: Out
Type of injury: Illness
Possible return date: February 21

Ozil is suffering from his latest bout of illness and was again not in the squad for the trip to Belarus having also missed the weekend win over Huddersfield.



Sokratis Papastathopoulos



Status: Out
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: February 21

Sokratis is targeting the second leg of this tie to make his return, but Thursday's match will come too soon for him to return from his ankle injury.



Hector Bellerin



Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Bellerin's season is over after undergoing surgery on an ACL injury he sustained against Chelsea on January 19.



Rob Holding



Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Holding, like Bellerin, underwent ACL surgery which has ruled him out for the remainder of the season. The centre-back has not featured since December 5.



Danny Welbeck



Status: Out
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: Unknown

Welbeck is also unlikely to feature again in 2018-19 having required two surgeries on a gruesome ankle injury sustained in November.



ARSENAL'S SUSPENSION LIST



Arsenal have no suspensions for this match.






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