Arsenal suffered a disappointing first-leg defeat at the hands of BATE Borisov in Belarus in the Europa League round of 32.

Stanislav Dragun scored the only goal of the game to seal the win for the hosts, who were good value for the victory.

On the other hand, Unai Emery’s men lacked creativity, didn’t have much penetration and conceded from a set-piece.

The goal was scored at the stroke of half-time when Dragun evaded his marker to find space in the box to head the ball into the back of the net. Igor Stasevich’s delivery was perfect to dovetail with the run made by the midfielder.

Arsenal had a goal disallowed early in the second half when Sead Kolasinac found Alexandre Lacazette, who dispatched it into the net but the offside flag went up. The Gunners were fuming. However, it was the right decision.

The Frenchman got sent off five minutes from time when he was grappled by Aleksandar Filipovic, and he responded by lashing an elbow at the defender. The referee had no choice but to brandish a straight red card.

At the end of the day, Arsenal didn’t deserve much and now will not have Lacazette for the second leg in a week.

Here’s how we rated the players: