I can't say I'm pleased that we've drawn Besiktas in the Champions League qualifiers. Only Athletic Bilbao would be potentially more difficult opponents.
Demba Ba is bound to be a real handful, plus we've got a long-distance flight to negotiate. What's more we'll have to play the first leg and possibly the second leg without our World Cup winners.
Then again, this time last year I was worried sick about us drawing Fenerbahce. Goals from Gibbs, Rambo and Giroud in the first leg away calmed my nerves for the home tie, which we also won. More of the same please Arsenal!
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