Gunners survived a hostile atmosphere at Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı in İstanbul against Besiktas in the first leg of Champions League play-off and with a goalless draw increased their chance to grab their 17th placement in a row to the Uefa Champions league group stage.
It was a very tough match without much real opportunities as probably befits this qualification phase, where the stake is a placement in the most revered club’s football competition of the world.
Turks from the first minute have shown who’s the “boss” on the pitch as Slaven Bilic’s team was close to victory after few good shots of Demba Ba, but also it can be said that Besiktas was lucky to avoid defeat in the last minutes of the match when
after a brilliant solo run Oxlade-Chamberlain great shot home side’s keeper saved with the help of the post.
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Match Highlights : Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal