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After a stalemate in Turkey last week, the Gunners return to the Emirates looking to book their place in the Champions League group stage, with a comfortable win expected

Arsenal and Besiktas played out a 0-0 draw in Istanbul last week in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie. A harsh Aaron Ramsey red card was the main talking point of the match, as he was cautioned twice and received his marching orders. The game itself was open, with both sides having chances to open the scoring.

The Gunners returned to league action at the weekend, coming from two goals down to draw with Everton 2-2.

It was a far from convincing performance from Arsene Wenger’s side, who should have too much for Besiktas, despite a poor showing at the weekend and the loss of forward Olivier Grioud. bet365 price them at just 4/11 (1.36) to win.

The Turkish outfit are yet to start their domestic campaign, playing only three competitive matches, all coming in the Champions League.

Slaven Bilic’s men had to get past Feyenoord in the last round, winning home and away to defeat a Dutch side who lost a number of players and their manager during the summer. bet365 price Besiktas at 7/1 (8.00) to win in 90 minutes, with the same firm pricing the draw at 15/4 (4.75).

For those thinking it will be a 0-0 stalemate again, you can back that price at 12/1 (13.00) with bet365, but with goals in Arsenal’s last 11 home Champions league games, you can expect one of the sides to find the net.

bet365 price over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73), but the real value is found in the handicap market.

Despite a handful of losses to German sides in the Champions League at home and the loss of Giroud, Arsenal have been strong in front of their home fans, with their last six victories all paying out -1 handicap.

With Besiktas lacking match sharpness, you can expect the Gunners to have to much for them at the Emirates and comfortably win, with the -1 handicap bet at 21/20 (2.05) with bet365.

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