Last week, Arsenal are stunned in Belarus as BATE won 1-0 in the first leg.
The result and manner of the performance have increased the pressure on Gunners boss Unai Emery, whose biggest priority is to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
With Arsenal at home tonight, they are still expected to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.
But here are three things Emery needs to do if Arsenal want to progress.
Start Mesut Ozil
The relationship between Emery and Ozil has been a storyline which has dominated Arsenal’s season.
The club’s highest paid player has struggled to convince Emery of his quality while a series of niggling problems have led many to question his commitment.
Emery claims Ozil has been working hard in training this week and with Arsenal struggling to create chances, it is time for one of Europe’s most creative players to return.
BATE will look to sit deep and ask Arsenal to break them down. Playing Ozil will give Arsenal the best chance to open them up.
Play four at the back
Emery has been unable to solidify Arsenal’s defence and they appear leakier than ever.
The Spaniard has switched between four and five at the back this season as he searches for a solution.
But this evening, Arsenal need to play on the front foot and commit as many people forward as possible.
Playing four at the back allows for an extra man in midfield or attack rather than the conservative approach recently used.
Attack, attack, attack
Arsenal don’t test opposition goalkeepers enough.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have become shot shy while the likes of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are wayward with their shooting.
Playing Mesut Ozil should help with the chance creation but Emery needs to take the shackles off his team and go on the offensive.
When Arsenal have let loose this season they have been devastating.
Attacking football is what Arsenal fans have come to love and appreciate and a statement needs to be made tonight.