• Mathieu Debuchy nets second ever Arsenal goal with blistering strike.
  • Theo Walcott makes it two on 37 minutes.
  • Jack Wilshere hammers home on the stroke of half-time.
  • Denis Polyakov smashes in an own goal in the second half.
  • Olivier Giroud powers home re-taken penalty.
  • Mohamed Elneny curls home a beauty for his second Gunners goal.
  • Arsenal already through to the last 32 as winners of Group H.
  • BATE can qualify with a win at The Emirates if Red Star Belgrade and FC Cologne draw other game.
  • The Gunners won 4-2 in the first group game in September.
Mourinho v Wenger - The Premier League's longest running feud Hayters

Well thank goodness for that. Arsenal provide some entertainment and sign off from European competition, for at least a few months, with a big win. BATE, we'll see you next year.

That brings an end to our live coverage for another evening but we'll be back with the return of the Premier League this weekend with some mouthwatering games in store.

On Sunday, we have the Merseyside derby as Liverpool host Everton, while Manchester United will attempt to end Manchester City's winning run and cut their lead at the top.

But until next time, goodbye.


Full time: Arsenal 6-0 BATE Borisov

Six goals for the Gunners faithful to celebrate as the north Londoners mark reaching the last 32 with a thumping win. Goals for Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud and Mohamed Elneny, while Denis Polyyakov plundered in an own goal in the second half. Too easy really in one of the most one-sided games you'll see at this level.


Entering the dying embers of this one. BATE want to go home. Arsenal's fans want blood.


Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah on for Arsenal. Elneny and the goalless Welbeck off. Around 13 minutes left for Arsenal to match their record European win here.


GOAL! Arsenal 6-0 BATE Borisov (Mohamed Elneny)

Goal of the night for me. Elneny curls a beauty which arcs over Scherbitski and into the far corner. Where were these goals on Saturday, when the chances were being spurned against Manchester United? For another time, perhaps.


Bit brisk at The Emirates tonight. If anyone could tell me why my right hand is colder than my left [without making a seedy joke] that would be great.


Olivier Giroud celebrates getting in on the act from the penalty spot.

Olivier Giroud
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Change for Arsenal. Theo Walcott, scorer of the second goal, I think, is replaced by Reiss Nelson.


David Ospina called into action as Stasevich turns and shoots in the box, but it is well held by the Arsenal 'keeper. No rest-bite for BATE.


GOAL! Arsenal 5-0 BATE Borisov (Olivier Giroud)

At the second time of asking Olivier Giroud makes it five. Theo Walcott is fouled by Nemanja Milunovic and the referee points to the spot. Giroud scores but it is ordered to be retaken after an encroachment. But the Frenchman makes no mistake from the second attempt, finding the corner.




Danny Welbeck can't get in on the act, and is denied by Scherbitski from point blank range. Around 32 minutes left to get a few more. Arsenal's record European win is 7-0...


Jack Wilshere gets in on the act with Arsenal's third before the break.

Jack Wilshere
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GOAL! Arsenal 4-0 BATE Borisov (Denis Polyakov)

No defending BATE for this one. They get turned by a fine pass from Wilshere which picks out Walcott. His cross is destined to find Welbeck but before it does Polyakov smashes the ball into his own net for his own measure. He could have cleared the ball but thought better of it.


54,648 tickets sold at The Emirates. The lowest attendance since the ground opened.


We're going to have a second half apparently. Both teams back out and we're under way.


Half-time: Arsenal 3-0 BATE Borisov

At this level of football, this is far too easy for Arsenal. They lead 3-0 through Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere and to be honest they could come close to the seven that Liverpool scored last night. BATE look like a rabbit in the headlights and could be in for a pasting tonight. They're heading out of the Europa League.


GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 BATE Borisov (Jack Wilshere)

Goodness me this is one-sided. Arsenal go three up in the shadow of half time. Wilshere collects the ball in the box, wriggles through one challenge and hammers the ball into the top corner. Two-and-a-half years since his last goal and he is the toast of The Emirates again.


Jack Wilshere urged to shoot from 25 yards and he obliges, forcing Scherbiski to turn the ball over the bar. Chance after chance.....


And it should be three but for a despairing clearance off the line by Milunovic. Giroud pulls the ball back and though Welbeck runs beyond the ball Walcott arrives on cue but it is hooked from underneath the crossbar from the BATE centre-back. Pick a number, Arsenal, pick a number.


"BATE Borisov are shocking," says John Hartson on BT Sport. Granted they haven't been able to touch Arsenal in these opening 40 minutes, but a tad harsh from the Welshman there.


GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 BATE Borisov (Theo Walcott)

The Gunners virtually walk the ball in to double the lead and all-but secure the win. Danny Welbeck looks certain to score but he runs the ball too far, but Walcott is on hand to collect the loose ball and hammer into the corner.


Another view of that Mathieu Debuchy strike which has Arsenal ahead.

Mathieu Debuchy


Arsenal are slicing BATE apart around the fringes of the penalty area but are yet to execute any of these opportunities. The Belarusian outfit are being completely overwhelmed.

In the other game in the group, Red Star Belgrade lead 1-0 over FC Cologne, meaning both they and BATE are heading out of the competition. Aleksandr Yermakovich's need a win at The Emirates and a draw in the other game. I am sorry to say neither result is going their way.