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Last Updated: August 27 2014, 21:46 BST

FT: Arsenal 1 Besiktas 0 (Agg: 1-0)

  • FT: Pulsating game at The Emirates. 10-man Arsenal just about survived a late onslaught to secure a spot in the Champions League group stages. It wasn't easy, but the Gunners battled hard for the win.

  • Sczcesny comes out to claim the cross with so many black shirts in the box. All hands to the pump at the moment.

  • Four added minutes...

  • Tore now in the book. Is there anyone left who is not cautioned?

  • CHANCE!!! What a chance for Demba Ba! Brilliant cross in from Tore, looks to be destined for Ba's head, but the hitman misses the header altogether!

  • Another striker on for the visitors. Tosun comes on for Pentemek.

  • Szczesny is cautioned for timewasting. Wenger looks furious on the bench.

  • Uysal the latest player to go into the Portuguese referee's book for a late challenge.

  • Arsenal trying to slow the tempo here, keeping the ball well in the right areas. Alexis almost plays Oxlaide-Chamberlain in, but he can't control.

  • Arsenal have now had a player sent off in 4 of their last 5 Champions League matches. Can they hold on.

  • Hutchinson the latest player to go into the book for a foul on Sanchez.

  • CHANCE!!! Another chance to seal it is wasted by Alexis, who fires over when he really should do better. Looked very tired in making the attempt.

  • Strange twist. Calum Chambers receives caution for coming onto the pitch too early. What a hectic few minutes here at The Emirates!

  • Calum Chambers comes on for Ozil and Uysal replaces Kavlak for Besiktas.

  • All happening here!!! Debuchy gets second yellow card for foul on halfway line. Didn't take it well, putting his hands on the referee.

  • CHANCE!!! Three against two on the counter. First Cazorla's shot is blocked after being tee'd up by Alexis. Then, Oxlaide-Chamberlain fires straight at Zengin from three yards!

  • Really impressed by the Turks. Have given everything, but just lacking that bit of invention. They could have one clearcut chance in them though.

  • Alexis is battling hard down the right flank again, but his appeals for a foul are waved away. Certainly putting in a shift for the Gunners.

  • Alexis does really well to evade plenty of challenges, then wins a free-kick in a dangerous position. Ozil takes it, but a foul is given against Arsenal.

  • Very scrappy at the moment, with both teams flying into tackles in the middle of the park. All fair, and raising the intensity levels.


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