CONFIRMED: Arsenal line-up v Besiktas - Strong side for Gunners!

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Here's the Arsenal team to take on Besiktas this evening, kick-off at 19:45 GMT.

Arsenal: Szcsesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis

Subs: Martinez, Chambers, Rosicky, Coquelin, Podolski, Sanogo, Campbell

Arsenal go into this evening’s game against Besiktas under huge pressure.

Arsene Wenger’s record of qualifying for the Champions League is superb and it’s paramount for Arsenal that they’re in Europe’s elite club competition for another season.

There has been speculation off the field that Arsenal’s transfer business over the rest of the summer window could be determined by how they get on this evening, with key players arguably still needed in more than one position.

Arsenal are of course missing Aaron Ramsey who was sent off in the first leg in Turkey and Olivier Giroud also misses out after suffering an ankle injury in the game against Everton.

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Should Arsenal win, they will go into pot one for the draw which takes place tomorrow but they’re likely to get a tough group regardless.

Besiktas will be out to upset the odds but Arsenal’s home support could make the difference with a full house likely to get on top of the Turkish visitors at the Emirates Stadium.

What's your prediction for Arsenal against Besiktas this evening?

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