Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has said BATE beat Arsenal on Thursday night, because they were defensively organized and seized their opportunity to score.
The Belarus club claimed a shock 1-0 win over the Gunners, in the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie at the Borisov Arena.
Speaking after the game, Emery also shut down questions about Mesut Ozil’s absence.
Ozil was left behind in London, despite returning to full training.
“Today, I think the protagonists are the players who are here.
“In respect to the players for this competition is to speak out the players who are ready to play today,” Emery told reporters when asked about Ozil.