Gunners handed Besiktas play-off

Arsene Wenger is looking to lead Arsenal into the Champions League group stage once again

Arsene Wenger is looking to lead Arsenal into the Champions League group stage once again

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Arsenal will meet Turkish side Besiktas in the Champions League play-off round.

Arsene Wenger's side, who finished fourth in the Premier League last season, will travel to Istanbul for the first match in the week beginning August 18, with the home leg taking place the following week.

Arsenal have never previously met Besiktas in any European competition.

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