Wenger to Experiment with 'Experienced Team' against BATE

Arsenal star Chile international Alexis Sanchez takes a selfie with a child at the hospital

Arsenal star Chile international Alexis Sanchez takes a selfie with a child at the hospital

Arsene Wenger believes Mustafi will definitely be fit for the midweek London derby with West Ham United next Wednesday [13 December] night if he is unable to feature at Southampton.

Shkodran Mustafi is Arsenal's only fitness concern heading into a final Europa League Group H contest against BATE Borisov other than long-term absentee Santi Cazorla, with Arsene Wenger hopeful that the centre-back will return for Sunday's (10 December) trip to Southampton.

Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott have not started a Premier League match between them in 2017-18, but have played in Europa League ties.

Arsenal have already progressed to the last-32 of the Europa League with the top spot, but they still have something to play for after having dropped points in each of the last two European matches.

"You can do ice skating by bringing your child on and just making sure nothing happens to him, or (you can do) ice skating violently". "I think we missed an opportunity on Saturday to take advantage of that, because we were physically quite strong in the game".

Thanks to Wenger's rotation policy, Arsenal players should be stronger and fresher, and we have hardly any injuries to contend with for a change.

With FK Crvena Zvezda and FC Koln level on points in second and third, BATE will be hoping for a draw in Belgrade that would - under condition they record a win in London - result in the Belarusian side joining the Gunners in the next stage of the competition. Mustafi has a little thigh problem, but it's a small one.

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