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Unai Emery press-conference ahead of BATE match

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is giving a press-conference ahead of Europa League Round of 32 match.

As we have already reported, Mesut Ozil has been left out of the squad that will travel to Belarus.

Emery on team news

We are here with the players who I think are OK to play. The players not in the squad is because Ramsey has not trained with us, Socrates has started to train but not enough, Mesut is the same.

Aubameyang started Monday and I think he is OK for the match.

Emery on BATE

Last year Arsenal won here 4-2. This year when they played in the groups, for example against Chelsea, they lost 1-0 but had chances to score and draw.

Now they are not in competition in the league, but they prepared in pre-season. It’s a very organised team. Their motivation I think is going toe very high.

I respect them

Emery on Suarez fitness 

I am thinking about the best performance for tomorrow. I think his adaptation is good, but he needs time.

He is OK to start, but he can also be on the bench.

He needs to earn, little by little. To get minutes.

Emery on difficult conditions

It’s not an excuse for us. The weather or the pitch.

It’s the same for them and for us.

Emery on how they will try to qualify for Champions League next season

Every match is a big challenge. Our target is clear, it’s to play in the Champions League but we know it’s not easy.

We have two ways. The Europa League, but winning that is very difficult.

In the Premier League we also have the possibility. We know we need to work hard, to be together in two competitions.