Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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The midfielder scored in the sixth minute as Ronny Deila's men escaped Slovenia with a creditable result, while there were also wins for Zenit and Porto in other ties

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The Scottish champions have been given a reprieve in the Champions League after Legia Warsaw were thrown out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player

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The Gunners know victory at the Emirates Stadium next Wednesday will see them into the Champions League group stage but the 22-year-old is urging caution

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The striker was angered by his side's failure to beat Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and has urged them to complete the job at the San Mames

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The Portuguese giants have developed a very successful and rewarding transfer policy, buying talents for low fees and selling them on for large profits

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Rene Girard's men are in the running for a place in the Champions League thanks their strong back line and Al Hain-Cole expects them to restrict Dragoes to few chances

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Ronny Deila's men have already been handed a reprieve in this season's Champions League and our tipster backs the Scottish champions to take full advantage on Wednesday night

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The Gunners boss says that something was hurled at him by a fan in the Ataturk Stadium at the end of his side's 0-0 Champions League draw with Besiktas on Tuesday

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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The Argentina international earned his side a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday, while the Bundesliga outfit defeated FC Copenhagen 3-2 in a pulsating encounter

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The 19-year-old was calmness personified in the heart of Arsenal's defence against Besiktas on Tuesday night as the Gunners went in search of a vital victory in Istanbul

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The Welshman was sent off for the first time in his career against Besiktas, having picked up two yellow cards, but the Arsenal boss disputed the decision after the 0-0 draw

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The Wales international was dismissed in the final moments of the clash in Istanbul but the Turkish side could not capitalise on his dismissal and had to share the spoils

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Besiktas host the Gunners on Tuesday evening in the first leg of the Champions League play-off and their Croatian manager has highlighted the threat posed by the Welshman

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The Turkish giants are deserved underdogs on home turf but have an organised and industrious team with the former Chelsea man providing the cutting edge

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Having recorded a 3-0 victory over Fenerbahce in Istanbul this time last year, Al Hain-Cole expects Arsene Wenger's men to secure another win in a high-scoring match tonight

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TALKING POINT: The Gunners face Besiktas in Turkey on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League qualification play-off but are they capable of going all the way?

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Despite adding a further two fixtures to an already busy schedule, but the manager insists the extra games are beneficial to his side's in the early stages of the season