Clinical Welbeck blasted the Gunners into a 2-0 lead and once Alexis Sanchez had stretched the advantage further, the £16 million signing from Manchester United added his third as the Turkish club were swept aside at the Emirates Stadium.
The only blot on an otherwise fine night was the red card shown to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for bringing down Burak Yilmaz, who rifled home from the spot.
Real Madrid narrowly avoided what would have been the biggest upset in the Champions League in recent memory as they have to come from behind to beat Ludogorets 2-1. The defending European champions went one down n Razgrad thanks to Marcelinho's early effort, but Cristiano Ronaldo responded to missing one penalty by scoring another, before Karim Benzema got a second for a 2-1 victory.
Arsenal will want to get their Champions League campaign back on trach this evening and we have a great chance at home against Galatasaray. And not only will a win put us back in a good position to at least qualify, a good performance will go a long way to banishing the memory of the [...]
After Chelsea's narrow victory against Sporting CP yesterday and Manchester City's disappointing 1-1 draw with AS Roma, two more Premier League teams take the field today in addition to several other European powers.
Here are the TV listings for today's matches (all times Eastern):
2:45pm Arsenal v Galatasaray (FoxSports-1, Fox Deportes and FOX Sports GO) 2:45pm FC Basel vs Liverpool (FoxSports-2 and FOX Sports GO) 2:45pm Atletico Madrid vs Juventus (ESPN2, DirecTV-482, espn3) 2:45pm PFC Ludogorets vs Real Madrid (FoxSportsnet Regionals, ESPN Deportes) 2:45pm Bayer Leverkusen vs SL Benfica (DirecTV-483, espn3) 2:45pm RSC Anderlecht vs B.
Arsene Wenger is still hopeful and confident that his Arsenal team can have a good run in the Champions League this season, but he also knows that we need to get going as soon as possible, starting this evening with the visit of Galatasaray. The game marks the 18th anniversary of the Frenchman taking over [.
Congratulations to Mr. Wenger on his 18th Arsenal Anniversary. You do not look like a man who enjoys a cream cake and a bottle of Asti Spumante so instead we will take the cheap route and send best wishes.
What a fantastic ride it has been from the DB10 years, through the TH14 years and now onto the DW23 era.
As well as being a vitally important home game for Arsenal in the quest for Champions League glory, the game against Galatasaray this evening marks the 18th anniversary of the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger. And the current players will be desperate to make it a day to remember this time. The Frenchman has become [.
When you play for a big club like Arsenal, there is more pressure on your shoulders to perform at the highest level on a regular basis and the fans can get pretty frustrated when you are not doing as well as you should. But there are also major benefits, like more chance of winning things [...]
As the UEFA Champions League enters Matchday Two, three of the four Premier League clubs in the competition are facing tricky fixtures. Even though a draw or defeat would not condemn any of the English sides to the Europa League, anything less than three points would heap unwanted pressure on the club and create nervous times for their supporters.
It has been another great round of Champions League matches, where all teams but three have managed to get points after two matches. CSKA Moscow are the only bad team, while Ludogorets Razgrad have been unlucky to lose to Liverpool and Real Madrid. In the meantime, Benfica, with two losses, must be the biggest disappointment so far.
Arsenal needed to get off to a fast start against Galatasaray, especially as Arsene Wenger had picked a pretty attacking line-up with Cazorla, Chamberlain, Ozil and Alexis backing up Danny Welbeck. And we certainly did that. The Gunners quickly exposed the Turkish side and dominated possession but with a real purpose.
Gary Neville was not specifically talking about Arsenal and the situation that Arsene Wenger and the players find themselves in this season, but the former England and Man United defender was talking about things that could just as easily be applied to the Gunners, as he did his punditry for Sky Sports Monday Night Football [.
With a sudden injury crisis hitting Arsenal in the central midfield area like an unexpected punch in the stomach, I was hoping that Arsene Wenger would be able to call on our France international Abou Diaby, as the long legged Frenchman continues on the road to resurrecting his Arsenal career. But in the latest team [.
Injured Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will soon be rewarded with a two-year contract extension with the Gunners. Manager Arsene Wenger announced during his Tuesday press conference that the deal will be ironed out and completed shortly. The new contract will keep the France international at The Emirates until 2018.
Arsenal + Chelsea target still to decide future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The future of Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Sami Khedira still remains in the balance.
Khedira's contract is still due to expire in June 2015 and no new contract has been agreed. If the 2014 World Cup winner does not sign a new deal before the new year he is free to discuss with new clubs in January over a free transfer move next summer.
Arsenal vs Galatasaray Preview, Predicted Line up and score by KJ We went into this season excited at the possibilities with the acquisition of Welbeck and Sanchez. However, I do feel a lack of excitement going into this Champions League match because of our poor form, our poor football and all of our injured players.
Chill! by TB I don't understand you JustArsenal members. Someone help me out here, because I seem to remember this time last year we were laughing at Spurs when they signed all those players in the same window and their players struggled to gel. What did you guys expect would happen to us? I [...]
Arsenal Need Less Creativity, More Cutting Edge! by AT As I watched the game against Spurs for a second time, I happened to notice a very significant factor of Arsenal's play, there is little or no cutting edge or dynamism in the team. Simply put, there is no direct penetration from the flanks and very [.
My Arsenal XI to Face Galatasaray in the Champions League! by AT After a rather unsatisfactory draw against Spurs in the North London derby, Arsenal welcome Turkish giants Galatasaray to the Emirates for the next round of the Champions League group stages. Following the defeat to Borrusia Dortmund in the opening round of fixtures, Arsene [.
With a Champions League ding-dongagainst Galatasaray on the cards for tonight, it's 18 years to the very day that Arsene Wenger took the job at Arsenal and proceeded to almost single-handedly change the way things were done in English football.
Turns out lager, curry, compulsive gambling and the odd line of cocaine aren't quite as conducive to elite sporting performanceas first thought.
Giroud Gets New Contract, But Arsenal Still Need a New Striker! by AT It has been announced today that Arsenal have agreed a two-year contract extension with striker Olivier Giroud, which will keep the Frenchman at the Emirates till 2018. Giroud, who is currently nursing a fractured foot, will be unavailable till the new year [.