Arsenal Team Sheet Vs Besiktas: Alexis Sanchez Leads Champions League Attack

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Arsenal host Besiktas tonight as they look to seal their progress into the Champions League group stage.

The Gunners were held to a goalless draw by their opponents in Turkey during the first-leg, and will be anxious to get off to a good start to put their fears of not qualifying at ease.

The teams can be seen below:

Arsenal will be without striker Oliver Giroud and suspended midfielder Aaron Ramsey tonight. Arsene Wenger has gone for Alexis Sanchez in attack, while Mesut Ozil returns in midfield. Giroud has a suspected broken ankle, while Ramsey was sent off during last week’s goalless first leg in Istanbul.

Midfielder Mikel Arteta is out with an ankle problem, while full-back Kieran Gibbs (hamstring) and winger Theo Walcott (knee) remain absent. Mathieu Flamini, Nacho Monreal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all start.

The Gunners will look to Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo to provide them with attacking inspiration off the bench, should Sanchez once against struggle to make an impact up top.


Former Chelsea man Demba Ba will once again be leading Besiktas’ attack, that after his challenge injured Arterta last week. Turkish midfielder Necip Uysal is injured.

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