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Fenerbahce 0 Arsenal 3


After dropping 3-1 in their group operator to Aston Apartment, a goalless first 50 percent raised stress among the guests.

But Kieran Gibbs utilized in Theo Walcott’s combination before Aaron Ramsey’s 20-yard taken fallen by Volkan Demirel.

Olivier Giroud transformed a charge after Michal Kadlec’s nasty on Walcott to close a morale-boosting win.

The house beat by Apartment, along with the golf club’s deficiency of ability to add to summer season season deciding upon of 20-year-old Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre, had introduced unseasonably beginning stress on administrator Arsene Wenger.
Image of Martin Keown Martin Keown Former Collection defensive player and BBC Stereo 5live summariser

“There is perform to be done in the ultimate third. Collection need more midfielders going to be the additional man the strike.

“In our day we had Emmanuel Petit and Meat Vieira who sat in and that intended that others could be a part of the strike. Now they have three in midfield and so they are a man mild at the top of the group. That is the stability that they need to discover if they are going to win anything this year.

“Arsenal also clearly need to indication a center ahead for because at this time they do not have an choice in behind. Everything goes into you of Olivier Giroud. He is a excellent targetman but he does not provide his team-mates to put the soccer into area.”

But, while fans’ requirements for action in the exchange industry will be driven by an damage to Laurent Koscielny, their worries of being remaining without Winners League group-stage soccer were eliminated by a powerful second-half performance.

Even if Fenerbache generate a shock four-goal successful edge in the second leg in London, uk on Wednesday, the Turkish part may not take their position in the group levels.

The Judge of Mediation in Game will choose the day after the come back leg if they will be removed from the competitors and start a two-year ban for match-fixing.

As it is, the degree of centre-back Koscielny’s damage, experienced when a wander start from Pierre Webo pressured him off with a bloodied experience, is likely to be the most pushing issue for Wenger.

Midfielder Port Wilshere had already shaken off an beginning affect, before full-back Bacary Sagna was compelled to complete after Koscielny went off, exposing the deficiency of detail to the Gunners’ team.

It was the significant occurrence of a first 50 percent in which Fenerbahce permitted Collection a lot of ownership, but the guests could only art a number of brief glimpses of objective for Walcott.

Arsenal seemed much more acerbe after the crack though and Ramsey’s informing successfully pass in behind the hosts’ defense designed the operator.

Walcott locked on to the soccer before delivering a low combination fizzing across Demirel’s objective which a moving Gibbs did well to convert in soon after the reboot.

Ramsey’s taken soon after was less precisely-placed, but its energy sent it squirming through Demirel’s safety gloves.

Those objectives along with Fenerbahce’s toothless strike had taken the hurt out of a energetic environment, and Moussa Sow lost a unusual opportunity to recover the noise stage as he advancing over from former Gatwick and Several weeks midfielder Raul Meireles’s combination.

Instead, after Wilshere had blazed over after a mazy run, an exhausting Kadlec included into the returning of Walcott to allow Giroud to port house from the identify and absolutely put the tie beyond the Istanbul part.


Walcott backs Arsenal to mount title challenge


Theo Walcott has challenged Arsenal to mount a title bid next season, whether or not Arsene Wenger manages to strengthen the squad this summer.

The Gunners have been linked with Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez of Liverpool, while there are rumours that the club could attempt to convince Wayne Rooney to swap Old Trafford for the Emirates.

But Walcott is adamant that the existing squad proved itself good enough to challenge for the Premier League title in 2014 in the final weeks of the 2012-13 campaign.

“At the end of the season we were 10 games undefeated, and I think we need to start on a high,” Walcott told the press.

“Instead of challenging for the Champions League, we need to be challenging for the title this year – that’s my desire anyway, I’m sure everyone else is the same.

“If players come in it’s going to boost the whole team, but what we’ve got at the moment is good enough to win anything, I believe.

“We are ready for the challenge, everyone’s definitely committed.”

Arsenal take on Real Madrid for Luis Wantaway Suarez subject of a £35m transfer war.


Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to spend big to land the bad-boy Uruguayan.

But Suarez, 26, who is serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, is also wanted by new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Arsenal already have a £23m deal in place for Real striker Gonzalo Higuain.

But Wenger has not pushed that through because he believes Suarez would be a better buy than either Higuain or Wayne Rooney.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to keep 30-goal hotshot Suarez, who signed a new £120,000-a-week contract only last year.

But Suarez revealed in yesterday’s SunSport that he wants to play Champions League football.

Liverpool want £40m for a player who cost £22.8m from Ajax in 2011.

Arsenal have yet to make an official bid. But that will change this week as Wenger wants to team Suarez with Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott.