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Arsenal fans are beginning to turn against manager Arsene Wenger. Getty Images

Arsenal travel to Turkey on Tuesday to take on Galatasaray in the final group game of the Champions League.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD.


Galatasaray will be rooting for some payback under new manager Hamzaoglu who replaced Cesare Prandelli after their loss to Anderlecht. This is the first time that the new manager will lead the Turks in Europe and will be hoping for a positive result against a side who are knackered and struggling for form.

The Turks have won all three games since Hamzaoglu has taken over, ushering a wave of positivity among the fans. A win here will give them some much needed confidence for the season ahead and dispel the lack of cohesion among fans, who were turning on the team following a series of poor results.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger will be relieved to take some time out of the Premier League and England, where his team suffered an ignominious 3-2 defeat at the hands of Stoke City in the Britannia Stadium.

The Gunners were completely outplayed in the first half, conceding three goals, which undermined their determination to fight back in the second period and take a positive result from the game.

The fans and media have pulled a scathing attack on the Gunners, asking for Wenger's head, as frustration rises over the squad's inability to challenge for the title. A win here will help to paper over the cracks for the moment and keep the fans happy, as the Frenchman works on alleviating his injury woes.

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Galatasaray fans light flares during the UEFA Champions League against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in London Getty

What Managers Say

Hamzaoglu: "In one week it is not possible to change many things, but above all our players are making sacrifices and they are beginning to play together. Previously they were only doing a single thing but could not do it together. Now it is a different picture. For me to win the love of Galatasaray fans, it will be very, very important. I thank them all, we are doing good work on the pitch and we are trying to enjoy it."

Arsene Wenger: "At the moment he looks like at some stage I have to give him a breather," Wenger said in midweek. I did it with many players before who were... playing every game. I did it with [Thierry] Henry, with [Robin] van Persie and it always helped them to get through without being injured. You have to know when to rest him and when not but I think at the moment he plays at his peak on the edge. He will not go to Turkey."

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal win: 5/4
  • Draw: 21/10
  • Galatasaray Win: 12/5

Team Guide


  • Last Five(all competitions): L L W W W
  • Last Result: Galatasaray 2-1 Akhisar


  • Last Five (all competitions): L W W W L
  • Last Result: Stoke City 3-2 Arsenal

Team News


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Selcuk Inan

Possible XI: Muslera; Tarık, Chedjou, Sarioglu, Gunter; Telles, Melo, Hamit, Sneijder, Yilmaz; Umut Bulut


  • Injured: Wilshere (ankle), Ozil (knee), Debuchy (ankle), Walcott (thigh), Monreal (knee), Koscielny (Achilles)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Szczęsny; Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Bellerin, Ox, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Sanogo, Podolski