Watch: Alexandre Lacazette gets sent off for elbowing BATE player in face
Alexandre Lacazette compounded a night to forget for Arsenal as the striker was sent off late on in the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat at BATE Borisov in the Europa League.
Arsenal travelled to Belarus for the first leg of their round of 32 tie with BATE, facing off against their former midfielder Alexander Hleb, who told us he still regrets leaving the Gunners and cried over his move to Barcelona in 2008.
The visitors could have taken the lead early on only to see Henrikh Mkhitaryan thwarted by the goalkeeper, and BATE took the lead on the stroke of half-time though Stanislav Dragun’s header.
And things went from bad to worse as Lacazette saw red for what was deemed an elbow on Aleksandar Filipovic.
A bad night for the Gunners gets worse 😩
Alexandre Lacazette is sent off for this elbow!
Was it a fair decision? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/PfSfcsJwrs
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 14, 2019