Injuries are hitting Arsenal hard but Arsene Wenger needs to quickly lift his players following the disappointing 1-1 draw with Tottenham. They would normally be expected to win fairly comfortably against Galatasaray but the Gunners' injury problems are terribly severe and their defence and central midfield could be extremely makeshift. There should be chances for the hosts here though, as Galata have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Champions League matches. Still, the visitors do have the players - Burak Yilmaz, Wesley Sneijder, Goran Pandev - to hurt Arsenal.
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It will be time for Arsenal to get going in their Champions League group on Wednesday night after suffering a loss in their opener against Borussia Dortmund. In fact, the Premier League side have won just one of their last 6 CL matches (D2 L3) which includes qualifiers. The Gunners have also only picked up one victory in their last 5 games in all competitions.
Galatasaray are not in great nick themselves with only 2 wins from 6 matches in all competitions this term and they could only manage a home draw against Anderlecht on match day one.
Burak Yilmaz scored his 9th Champions League goal on MD1 against Anderlecht. Only one Turkish player has scored more goals in the CL - Hakan Sükür (13).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal's last 8 games in the Champions League (including qualifiers) as well as in Galatasaray's last 4 in the competition.
Posted on 30 Sep 2014, 13:20 GMT