1 vs. 0
Agg (1-0)
ARS
BESI
90+5'
That's it, the referee blows for full time. Arsenal Arsenal their way through in the Arsenalest way they could manage.
90+3'
Hutchinson's chipped ball is out for a goal kick. That's almost, almost it.
90+2'
Hutchinson bursts forward and panics on the edge of his box. Cazorla wins it and sends a brilliant ball forward, and now Arsenal are keeping the ball for fun.
90+1'
There are four minutes of added time.
Besiktas Yellow card

Arsenal

Besiktas

90'
 
Tore's booked for a daft challenge on Sanchez, a petulant hack.
89'
Ba is fractions from a cross, and it's just wide of goal.
Besiktas Substitution
87'
 
Free kick for Arsenal in midfield. I imagine they'll take it short and waste time. Petkemek is on and Tosun is on.
86'
 
Now Szczesny is booked for timewasting.
Besiktas Yellow card

Arsenal

Besiktas

85'
 
Uysal is booked for a rough challenge.
82'
Tore has a shot blocked in the box, and their are some desperate and ignored calls for a handball
79'
 
Hutchinson is fouled now for a wild hack on Sanchez.
Besiktas Yellow card

Arsenal

Besiktas

Besiktas Substitution
77'
 
Right, Ozil is off and Chambers is on, and Chambers is booked for coming on with permission.
Arsenal Substitution
Arsenal Red card

Arsenal

Besiktas

75'
 
Oxlade-Chamberlain runs onto Monreal's cross, and sends it straight at the 'keeper. ANd now Debuchy is off! He drags Petkemek to the ground on the halfway line.
73'
Zengin is getting some spray on his thigh at the side of the pitch, but should carry on.
72'
Some banter from Twitter.

RT @Cosgrove90: Worried that Besiktas have realised that the best way to beat us is to give the ball to Flamini & wait for him to do someth…

71'
I'd say Arsenal should bring on Flamini to kill the game, but he's already there. They should buy 10 more Flaminis.
70'
Ozil curls in from the left, but the ref blows for a foul in the box.
68'
Athletic are 2-1 up against Napoli, by the way. Sanchez attacks down the right but Hutchinson blocks well. Sanchez then wins a foul on the right of the box from Motta's error.
67'
Arsenal are struggling to get out of their half now.
66'
Motta's cross towards Ba is cleared. Besiktas are fighting back now.
64'
Flamini trips Ba and Besiktas break from the free kick in midfield. Tore gets to the byline but his cross is battered away. Seconds later the ball is back in the box, Flamini clears into the legs of an opposition player, it runs to Ba, and he slams a shot into the side netting.
Besiktas Substitution
63'
 
Tore is on for Sahan.
62'
The game has died ever so slightly now. Changes soon.
60'
A great cross from Cazorla finds Debuchy at the back post, but he's not got much to aim at and sends it a yard wide.
Besiktas Yellow card

Arsenal

Besiktas

59'
 
Ozil dances outside the box, jinking in front of Franco, knocks the ball past the defender, and is brought down. Franco is booked.
58'
Free kick for Besiktas about 30 yards from goal. It's in the centre of the pitch. Ozyakup sends his shot well over.
55'
Oxlade-Chamberlain strides down the right, cuts onto his left and into the area, but his shot is blocked.
54'
Arsenal are dominating now. Expect a second goal soon.
52'
Oxlade-Chamberlain's corner is appalling, and doesn't leave the ground. Arsenal quickly win the ball back, Wilshere dinks a shot ball forward for Sanchez but his close-range shot from a tight angle is tipped away.
51'
Pektemek overhits a ball down the right, and Arsenal hit back on their right wing to win a corner.
50'
Oxlade-Chamberlain finds Cazorla with a lovely pass left, splitting the defence. He takes a few steps, finds space for a shot in the box, but drags it well wide.
48'
Cazorla works hard to steal the ball back from Franco, but Arsenal dispossed. A minute late Wilshere forces Hutchinson into conceding a corner on the left.
46'
We're underway in the second half, and Arsenal are far more confident, spreading play wide quickly to Ozil, whose cross is cut out.
HT
A lovely action shot.
45+1'
 
GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas. Excellent intervention by Alexis Sanchez. Wilshere plays a one-two outside the box with Ozil, he can't quite get to the return, but Sanchez is there before him to slide the ball past the keeper. And that's half time.
Arsenal Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

45'
Arsenal have struggled for the last 10 minutes. If only they had a striker.

Wilshere's tackling is a real liability. Twice he's gone in studs-up already and that could've been a penalty.

43'
Wilshrere strides forward from the halfway line, flicks the ball right for Sanchez's run, but the 'keeper is out quickly to grab hold of the ball.
42'
I take it back, it might have been a slip.
41'
Motta finds, Olcay down the left, who slides the ball back into the box for Motta's run, and Wilshere fairly obviously hacks Motta to the ground. It's a clear penalty, and the referee gives nothing.
39'
Besiktas are growing into the game, with some nice passing now. Meanwhile, Wojciech isn't happy with me.
37'
Oxlade-Chamberlain slips in a reallly tempting ball to the back post for Sanchez, but Franco slides to toe the ball out. Sanchez is ultimately penalised for a foul on Sanchez.
36'
Monreal channels the spirit of Steven Gerrard to send a ball miles over from outside the box.
34'
Arsenal are rattled as Besiktas almost steal it with Pektemek, but Debuchy's sliding tackle wins the ball at the last moment.
33'
 
Ozyakup absolutely cleans out Kosielny as he bursts down the right wing. That's a booking.
Besiktas Yellow card

Arsenal

Besiktas

32'
Olcay steams forward, and amsuingly falls over outside the box for no reason.
30'
Wilshere is dispossesed again, and Besiktas try to come forward.
29'
Wilshere digs a ball out, skidding along the surface to the right, but Oxlade-Chamberlain can't reach it.
27'
A class of heads between Debuchy and, er, Motta! On the left wing, and Debuchy is down in pain on the right wing.
24'
Free kick for Arsenal, then. Central,just to the right. 25 yards out. Sanchez whips a free kick over the wall, but Zengin gets across well.
23'
 
Kavlak is booked for dissent or a foul on Cazorla as he tried to steal a ball outside the box.
Besiktas Yellow card

Arsenal

Besiktas

22'
Besiktas struggle to clear a Debuchy cross, but because Arsenal are Arsenal they fail to score from it.
22'
Jack Wilshere, is he finished?
20'
Szvczesny did well to rush out to a long ball, but generallly Besiktas are offering nothing up front.
18'
Well, massive transfer news below.

RT @rich9908: Woa, didn't see that coming: Xabi Alonso set to join Bayern Munich, according to Spanish TV station La Sexta

17'
Motta tackles Oxlade-Chamberlain with a great challenge and Besiktas break, then turn the bal back to defence. Olcay can't keep a long ball in.

I think this might be a big year for Jack Wilshere.

14'
 
Debuchy is booked for a reckless and cynical body check in midfield.
Arsenal Yellow card

Arsenal

Besiktas

13'
Arsenal swapping possession in defence, with a ball hoofed forward.
11'
Oxlade-Chamberlain's low pull-back is cleared by Hutchinson.
10'
Zengin skids a poor pass to his full-back, Cazorla steals in ahead of him. He's 40 yards out with the stranded keeper to chip, and it's miles wide.
9'
Sanchez is bundled off the ball as he breaks by Petkemen, it rolls to Wilshere who is running towards goal, and he slides a shot wide of the net.
9'
Cazorla curls in a deep, pointless free kick that Zengin claims easily.
7'
Arsenal just a goal away from crashing out. Wenger should be sacked then?
5'
Besiktas fail to clear the corner so Arsenal remain in possession. Zenga then comedically punches away a chipped ball from Cazorla, tumbling over as he does so.
4'
Debuchy, with a worse haircut that Cabella, wins a corner with a deflected cross on the edge of the box.
3'
Petemek chases a great ball over the top, he lays it off to Ba, but his shot is blocked.
2'
Vote yes.
1'
We've kicked off, and Demba Ba hasn't hit the bar yet.
19:40
Five minutes to go. I'm predicting Arsenal will draw 1-1. You?
19:35
If you'd like to get in touch throughout the game on Twitter to complain, and let's face it, Arsenal fans like to complain at people on the internet, you can do so at @lxndrnthrtn.

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19:30
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19:25
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19:20
Slaven Bilic (Besiktas): "We're not going to London to go shopping in Harrods, but to try to fulfil some would say our dream. I'd say our task, our plan. Nobody respects Arsenal more than I do, but I wouldn't have taken this result before the game. We are big time alive, though. I'm really optimistic. We're going to their soil, their stadium, in front of their spectators, but we didn't concede. We played without our most important player Hutchinson, who is very likely to be fit for the second leg. They'll be without Ramsey even if they have many great midfield players, but Ramsey is their top man."
19:15
Want to know what I made of Manchester United's exit from the League Cup? Of course you do, and you can read in the link below. Congratulations for having such good taste.
David De Gea aside, there’s no future at United for League Cup flops

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19:10
With Giroud injured, we get to see Alexis Sanchez up front. Isn't that a joy? It will go some way to answering the questioning whether or not he's an adequate replacement for Giroud, who is possibly out until 2015. Arsene Wenger has said he won't buy to replace him, and you have to wonder if this is the worst decision he has ever made since his last bad decision (Yaya Sanogo, if you were wondering).
19:05
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal): "Olivier will not play against Besiktas and will see a specialist, then we'll make an announcement of how long he'll be out. It can be (a long term injury). We'll see tomorrow. I don't know (if it's broken). It's sad for us. (Lukas) Podolski is in the squad tomorrow and will stay with us. We want to show we can get into the group stage. We've had disappointments in the past and we want to carry on improving. It's the Champions League so it will be a thriller because they are a good side."

Reminder that Mark Pembridge has played as many Champions League games for Benfica as Angel Di Maria (6).

19:00
How will Arsenal deal with Olivier Giroud's injury in the long term? Take a look at this video for all the rumours.
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18:55
Aaron Ramsey is suspended after being sent off in the first leg in Istanbul while midfield colleague Mikel Arteta is missing with an ankle problem. Full-back Kieran Gibbs and winger Theo Walcott are absent with respective hamstring and knee injuries. Slaven Bilic, the Besiktas coach, will watch the game from the stands after he was dismissed late in the first leg. But the Turks welcome back Canada midfielder Atiba Hutchinson after he recovered from a hamstring injury.
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18:50
TEAMS: Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez. Subs: Martinez, Chambers, Coquelin, Rosicky, Podolski, Campbell, Sanogo. // Besiktas: Zengin, Koybasi, Kavlak, Ba, Sahan, Pektemek, Hutchinson, Ozyakup, Franco, Gulum, Motta. Subs: Gonen, Kurtulus, Sivok, Tore, Uysal, Koyunlu, Tosun.
18:45
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Arsenal vs Besiktas, which is 0-0 after the first leg, which Aaron Ramsey was sent off.

Starting Line-ups

Arsenal
Besiktas
    • 1
      Szczesny
    • 18
      Monreal
    • 6
      Koscielny
    • 4
      C
      Mertesacker
    • 2
      Debuchy
    • 20
      Flamini
    • 11
      Özil
    • 19
      Cazorla
    • 10
      Wilshere
    • 15
      Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 17
      Sánchez
Team Manager:  Arsène Wenger
    • 9
      Ba
    • 11
      Pektemek
    • 15
      Ozyakup
    • 10
      Sahan
    • 13
      Hutchinson
    • 8
      Kavlak
    • 3
      Ismail Köybasi
    • 19
      Franco
    • 22
      Ersan Gülüm
    • 31
      Ramon
    • 29
      C
      Zengin
Team Manager:  Slaven Bilic
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Szczesny 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Mertesacker 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
L. Koscielny 0 0 1 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
N. Monreal 0 0 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
M. Debuchy 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 75
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Wilshere 0 1 1 41 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain 0 0 1 32 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Cazorla 0 0 2 52 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
M. Flamini 0 0 0 49 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
M. Özil 0 0 0 38 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 77
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Sánchez 1 0 3 28 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Zengin 0 3 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Ersan Gülüm 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Ramon 0 0 0 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Ismail Köybasi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
P. Franco 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
O. Ozyakup 0 0 1 49 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
A. Hutchinson 0 0 1 77 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
M. Pektemek 0 0 0 34 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 87
V. Kavlak 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 77
O. Sahan 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 63
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Ba 0 0 1 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
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