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Arsenal booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League courtesy of a 3-0 second leg victory over BATE Borisov, a result which saw the Gunners turnaround their first-leg 1-0 defeat.

Europa League specialist Unai Emery handed Mesut Ozil a start and the German produced a decent display against the Belarusian side.

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The Gunners took the lead after just four minutes, when defender Zakhar Volkov turned a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang centre into his own goal.

Despite that early goal, Arsenal found themselves under threat, with Stephan Lichtsteiner forced into a goal-line clearance from a Stanislav Dragun header and Maksim Skavysh going close.

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At the other end, Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Aubameyang all had good chances before Shkodran Mustafi finally put the Gunners ahead in the tie, with the German heading home from a Xhaka corner.

In the second period, Arsenal were comfortable, with sub Sokratis Papastathopoulos, on for Laurent Koscielny, connecting with another Xhaka corner to put the Premier League side in the driving seat.

That goal came just after veteran ex-Arsenal winger, Aleksandr Hleb, came on as a sub.

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The game would also see Mesut Ozil complete the full 90 minutes for only the seventh time this season, as the Gunners ultimately cruised to a win which sees them move into the last 16 of the competition.

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The draw for the next round of the Europa League takes place on Friday, February 22nd.