Wenger had said this fixture would be tricky and true to his words, it proved to be one. Arsenal was lucky to escape with a draw in what was not a pretty performance from the Gunners. Besiktas had most of the clear cut chances.
Arsenal is still favorites to qualify but they need to regroup in the return fixture at Emirates. Our attacking line looked fatigued and jaded. Were it not for the excellent back four, things would have been different.
Though the Turkish side dominated, the Ox could have grabbed a late winner only for his fierce shot to hit the bar. Aaron Ramsey saw red for two second half bookings which means he won’t be available in the return fixture.
Good luck to the Gunners next week.
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