Poll of the Day: Will Arsenal beat Fenerbahce to reach the Champions League group stage?

The Gunners have been drawn against the Super Lig runners up in a European playoff but will they find the quality to overcome their first hurdle in continental competition?
Following their fourth-place finish in the league last season, Arsenal gained entry to the qualification rounds of the Champions League where they will meet Fenerbahce for a place in the group stage.

Having clinched the final Champions League place ahead of local-rivals Tottenham on the last day of the 2012-13 season, manager Arsene Wenger is hoping to guide his side into the group stages of the competition for what will be the 15th successive year.

However, a two-legged contest against Super Lig runners-up Fenerbahce stands in Wenger’s way, albeit subject to a hearing after the tie to determine whether the Turkish side's European ban for match-fixing still stands.

Fenerbahce – who can count on former Premier League stars Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt in their ranks – will host the first leg at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on either August 20 or 21, before travelling to the Emirates Stadium for the return leg a week later.

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Will Arsenal defeat Fenerbahce to reach the group stages of the Champions League? Or will Wenger be left disappointed?

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