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Fenerbahce v Arsenal: Lineups and Matchthread

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Arsenal take on Fenerbahce

Matthew Lewis

Fenerbahce v. Arsenal
UEFA Champions League
Qualifying Round
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
11.45AM PT/2.45PM ET/7.45PM BT
Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul
USA TV: Fox Sports 1

Welcome to Arsenal's Champions League first leg playoff against Fenerbahce. The Gunners will be looking to rebound after a rather rubbish 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa. 10 of the 11 who started on Saturday start again today despite injury concerns; only long-term absentee Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain misses out. Nacho Monreal returns ahead of schedule and is on the bench. It's the same midfield; hopefully, Arsenal will look to contain Fener, and thus won't be as exposed. Santi Cazorla replaces Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Tomas Rosicky, who was the best player on Saturday, retains his spot.

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Wilshere, Ramsey; Walcott, Rosicky, Cazorla; Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Podolski, Monreal, Sanogo, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Gnabry

Fenerbahce: Volkan, Bruno Alves, Yobo, Bekir, Kadlec, Mehmet Topal, Emre, Meireles, Kuyt, Sow, Webo
Subs: Gunok, Korkmaz, Gonul, Cristian, Potuk, Erkin, Emenike