FT: Arsenal 2 Fenerbahce 0 (Agg 3-0)

The game ends with the tireless Cazorla winning Arsenal a goal kick. The star of the show has been Ramsey whose brace confirms Arsenal's path into the Champions League group stage once more. The draw will be made on Thursday afternoon so join us for that but in the meantime check the site for reaction to this straightforward Arsenal win.

Wilshere finds Cazorla in space and, in what may be the game's last chance, he fires wide from range.

Ramsey has now left the field so Arsenal will end the game with 10 men on the pitch. It appears his earlier yellow was given for leaving the pitch injured and returning to it without permission. And yet a bodycheck...

Cazorla does well again - he's had a superb game - but his hard work is wasted by Jenkinson who blasts over from range.

Wilshere almost produces the perfect answer to the kicking he's received as Jenkinson finds him in space. However, a poor first touch forces him inside onto his right foot and the shot he produces is straight at the keeper.

Another foul, this time on Miyaichi. As I wrote a short while ago, the key for Arsenal here is to keep out of trouble if they can because challenges are flying in.

Wilshere is fouled twice in the space of two seconds and Gokhan goes in the book. Neither was an attempt to win the ball and these aren't tactics you want to see from a side who've been outclassed but have played fairly until now.

Goal kick for Arsenal as a long ball goes behind. The sting has left this game, bar the sting in Wilshere's shoulder.

Cazorla's free kick is straight into the wall and allows Alves to clear. Decide for yourselves when you see the highlights but how he escaped a yellow for a professional foul there baffles me. Wilshere, the victim, was himself booked for a genuine attempt to win the ball earlier.

Sanogo finds Miyaichi but his cross is cleared by Meireles. Neither of the pair have had much of a say here. Then, Alves produces a rugby challenge on Wilshere which is remarkably not a yellow. It was a body check in front of the referee and I am astonished.

Arsenal will do well to keep out of trouble for the closing minutes. Fenerbahce aren't holding back so playing the ball into feet in enclosed spaces may not be wise.

Meanwhile Sow (83) makes way for Topuz. Sow was certainly the biggest threat for the visitors. Wilshere is back on.

Wilshere is down for a considerable time which is not good news with the Spurs game on the horizon. Eventually he walks off - Arsenal have no changes left, will they cope without him for the final few minutes?

If there is a threat it's aerial but Sagna does well to get to a cross before Szczesny strides out to collect. Worrying for Arsenal, Wilshere is down and has been since that knock two minutes ago.

Potuk leads a Fenerbahce break after Jenkinson loses possession but there's no vibrancy to these counters now and Arsenal reorganise quickly.

Alves goes in late on Cazorla but the ball is gone before Wilshere is fouled by Selcuk. Both Fenerbahce men lucky to escape a booking there.

The Arsenal faithful (does that still count if they bring banners of discontent?) are in full cry now as their team stride towards another Champions League campaign.

Yellow card for Meireles (78) who concedes a free kick midway inside his own half. He'd been asking for that with those two handballs.

It was probably 30 yards on reflection and it's a fine effort in terms of the strike, one which dips in front of Szczesny who does well to collect cleanly.

Wilshere can't believe he's penalised for a foul on Emenike but it was a shade overzealous and Alves will have another chance to shoot from 25 yards.

Miyaichi's first touch is bad and allows Fenerbahce to launch an attack, but Cazorla does superbly to win it back, stride 50 yards and lay it off to Sanogo. Unfortunately, that quality isn't matched by the French striker who fires over. Sublime from Santi.

Walcott (74) makes way for Miyaichi, the Japanese international of whom great things are expected.

As with the first goal, Fenerbahce almost catch Arsenal cold as Sow heads over from close range.

GOAL! Ramsey (72)! 'That is beautiful' are the words I actually just uttered aloud to the bemusement of colleagues tracking other games. Sanogo finds Wilshere, he slides in Gibbs, who reverses it to Ramsey at knee height. No touch required, though, as Arsenal's best player at this moment in time guides the ball into the bottom corner. Lovely.

More possession stuff from Arsenal who need Fenerbahce to come onto them if they're to find space in behind.

A seemingly innocuous challenge results yellow for Ramsey (70) who looks perplexed. It may have been for dissent but to be honest I'm not entirely sure - certainly, not a lot appeared to happen.

Sow is penalised for a foul on Ramsey and Arsenal have another chance to build another attack. Cazorla zips inside two defenders but is off balance when he tries to play in Walcott and the pass is over-hit.

Walcott comes across to take it as Arsenal fill the box and it's a fine ball, whipped across the heads of all and so close to dipping under the bar. Instead, it rattles it and rebounds to safety. Close.

Play resumes with an Arsenal free kick won by Sanogo and he nearly gets on the end of Walcott's clipped cross, only to be denied by Demirel who has been excellent. Arsenal then win another free kick as Meireles again handles it, this time on the left edge of his box.

Kuyt (67) makes way for Cameroon international Webo while Cristian is replaced by Potuk.

Handball from Meireles and Arsenal can come again as we move well into the final third of the match.

Walcott's corner finds Gibbs in space but his attempt to guide the ball across goal is mistimed and it's a goal kick.

Peculiar. Cazorla is fouled but the referee allows an 'advantage', even though Monreal pauses without options before giving it away. Soon after, Cazorla is again put clear down the left and Demirel produces a world-class save to tip it wide.

Emenike, Cristian and Sow combine again before Cristian gives it away poorly. Arsenal break and Ramsey finds Cazorla, whose ball to Wilshere is a shade strong and allows Alves to clear.

Not the best start from Sanogo as he heads Szczesny's goal kick out for a throw despite being under no pressure.

Play restarts with a Meireles free kick which Gibbs clears.Selcuk, who has been quietly efficient, helps find Sow who shoots over the Arsenal bar.

Sanogo (60) is going to get half an hour as Giroud is given a breather. Giroud is rightly given a rapturous round of applause for another fine shift.

Kuyt tries to play in Emenike but Mertesacker steps in before Walcott is taken out by Caner as they both jumped for a long ball from Cazorla.

Sow again causes problems for Arsenal but this time Meireles is wasteful in possession and Arsenal can clear through Sagna.

Play is stunted with a succession of stoppages but Fenerbahce have done well in the last five minutes after Arsenal came out firing.

Alves is forced to leave the pitch after a glancing blow from Giroud as the pair go for a high ball. In fairness to him he has no complaints and deals with it properly.

Emenike and Szczesny go for the same ball and the Arsenal briefly looks like committing the same crime which cost his side a penalty against Villa. However, Emenike is on his way down before the Arsenal keeper is anywhere near him and is rightly booked (55).

Egeman hits the bar having got to Emenike's flick ahead of Szczesny but he was offside as Arsenal sprung the trap perfectly.

Monreal clears and Arsenal briefly look set to launch a counter before Giroud's heavy touch sees Fenerbahce win it back. Giroud then gives away a free kick just midway the Arsenal half.

As soon as I say that Fenerbahce attack and Monreal has to move quickly to block Kuyt's shot. Cristian then claims for a penalty as his header is deflected behind for a corner.

Arsenal have controlled this second half so far and Alves does well to stop Giroud getting in behind. It's one-way traffic now.

Arsenal's corner comes to nothing but they're soon back on the attack as Jenkinson tries to get to the byline. Eventually it comes to Wilshere who plays a delightful chip through to Gibbs, who can't quite beat Demirel to the ball. It looked like he was held back but no real complaints from Arsenal.

This looks bad for Podolski who is heavily strapped up and replaced by Gibbs. He'll presumably play just in front of Monreal on the left.

Monreal has done well and it's his challenge on Sow which prompts an Arsenal counter. Jenkinson's cross towards Ramsey sees the confident Arsenal midfielder attempt a flick which results in a corner.

A nice period of passing from Arsenal as Podolski appears set to be substituted. Walcott, who hasn't quite been at his best, misplaces his pass to Jenkinson to end the move.

Podolski is clutching his hamstring as Cazorla bends in a corner which Alves clears. A change could well be imminent.

We're back under way and it appears neither manager has made a change at the break. As with the first half we've an early corner but this time to Arsenal after Podolski's cross is put behind.

So, it's a job well done so far for Arsenal, who are 1-0 up thanks to Ramsey's strike on 25 minutes. Fenerbahce have in fairness shown one or two glimpses of attacking threat and their attitude has been good, but Arsenal's superior quality in the final third is obvious and they'll be looking to add to their tally after the break.

Claims for a penalty as Monreal finds Podolski in the box. The two challenges on him are both clumsy but a penalty would've been harsh. Monreal is involved again soon after, crossing to Giroud who should score but fires over. It was a chance identical to the one he took here against Villa and is the final act of an entertaining half.

Meireles again finds Sow with a diagonal ball but Sow's cross, while placed between defenders and keeper, is useless as his team-mates had all dropped off.

Gokhan has been impressive so far and again gets enough on a Cazorla through-ball to deny Monreal a chance.

As we draw closer to half-time it seems Arsenal have survived the mini-storm created by Emenike and Sow for the visitors. Wilshere again looks for Walcott but Demirel is quickly off his line to collect.

Arsenal close to a moment of real brilliance as Wilshere again gets behind the Fenerbahce defence before playing it through to Walcott, who is again offside. They went from their own half to the Fenerbahce box in seconds there.

Arsenal under real pressure as Cristian's cross finds Kuyt, whose shot is blocked by Wilshere. Caner then decides to relieve the pressure by shooting from 40 yards, which won't have impressed his manager.

SAVE! Emenike offers Arsenal a reminder of his quality in gliding past Sagna before blasting at the Arsenal goal and Szczesny does well to tip it onto the most. The ball breaks to Sow eventually and again Szczesny makes a fantastic save before the whistle goes for offside.

A rare moment of selfishness from Cazorla as he glides into the Fenerbahce box before shooting instead of looking for a team-mate. It's deflected wide. From the corner, there's all sorts of bother in the box and Wilshere is inches away from tapping in before the visitors somehow clear.

A definite lull in the last few minutes, certainly from Arsenal, but they're back in attack now as Wilshere forces Demirel to rush from his goal and clear.

Giroud's hold-up work is getting better with each passing week but on this occasion it's to no avail as Wilshere is wasteful.

Alves decides he's taking it and it's a fine effort which swings a foot or so left of the Arsenal goal with Szczesny nowhere.

Sow still looks the biggest threat for the visitors and wins a free kick 25 yards from the Arsenal goal, although Mertesacker (34) is unfortunate to be booked.

Emenike threatens to get in behind the Arsenal defence but again Mertesacker steps in to intercept. Arsenal break and Erkin is fortunate to see his header backwards find Demirel with Podolski lurking.

SAVE! Demirel makes a good save at the feet of Giroud after Cazorla found Ramsey, who in turn laid in Giroud. The Frenchman was selfish with a tight angle and options to his right but that's a mark of the confidence with which he's currently playing.

Szczesny lets out a convincing order for his players to clear and allow him to claim the corner, but he's less convincing in his actual dealing with the ball and is in the end fortunate to see the referee come to his rescue in awarding a free kick.

Another corner for Fenerbahce as Kuyt finds space in behind before hitting his cross straight at Monreal.

Egeman (29) brings down Walcott cynically, with the Arsenal forward running powerfully towards the Fenerbahce defence. No complaints there.

Gokhan has to step in and put it out for an Arsenal throw as Monreal cut inside menacingly. Arsenal showing no signs of resting on their laurels.

Ramsey is everywhere at the moment and gets a warm round of applause when intercepting another pass.

Fenerbahce are quickly off the canvas to win a corner, which Sagna is forced to head behind again. The second attempt comes to Alves, whose header from 12 yards flies high and wide.

GOAL! Ramsey (25)! Arsenal come again, Giroud laying off to Cazorla who finds Podolski. His ball through sees Caner intercept but he succeeds only in directing it into Ramsey's path and the Welshman can pass it into an unguarded net. Tie over one feels.

Gokhan does well to read Cazorla's ball in behind, intended for Monreal. Arsenal then play on with Kuyt down and Demirel is forced to come as far as the penalty spot to palm clear a cross.

Fenerbahce are guilty of giving Wilshere far too much space this time and he lays the ball to Podolski, whose thundering strike from distance is charged down. Ouch.

Walcott steps up but it's a waste as his attempted dink doesn't quite match the Gazza-Platt manoeuvre I'm sure he was going for.

Podolski makes his first contribution of note after Saturday's brace against Fulham, striding purposefully towards goal before being brought down 30 yards out.

Ramsey is busy once more as he gallops down the left only to find the door slammed shut. Mertesacker then gains wild applause from the locals for a bit of unlikely trickery that may not have pleased his boss as it did the paying public.

Meireles is afforded time to switch a ball to Gokhan, whose cross flies straight into the welcoming arms of Szczesny.

Another Arsenal attack as Walcott tries to put Cazorla in, only for Alves to clear. As Fenerbahce break, Ramsey fouls Cristian on halfway.

A moment of real genius from Cazorla releashes Wilshere, who quickly releases Giroud. Wilshere wants a return ball but Giroud is full of confidence and attemps a curling shot from 20 yards which flies wide.

A third of the way through the first half and the game is warming up nicely. Arsenal are beginning to control midfield but Sow and Emenike look dangerous on the break.

Demirel is called into action for the first time as Walcott collects Jenkinson's throw, dances inside then out before shooting left-footed from 20 yards. It's a decent effort but straight at the opposition keeper.

Better from Wilshere and Cazorla who combine to release Jenkinson down the Arsenal right. He wins a throw deep inside the final third.

Erkin produces a good tackle on Ramsey but he leaves a bit in and the Arsenal man is briefly down. Sow is caught offside soon after to allow him to recover.

SAVE! All sorts of carnage in the Arsenal box, first via Sow who delays his shot too long before Meireles' deflected shot forces a fine double-save from Szczesny.

Arsenal are beginning to control play and it takes a poor touch from Giroud to allow Sow to step in and relieve pressure down the Arsenal left.

Kuyt does well to disposses Jenkinson but then gives it away and allows Cazorla to win a cheap free kick on halfway.

Another sharp Ramsay ball but this time it's intercepted by Erkin. Fenerbahce break through Sow, who confuses Monreal before delivering a cross which Mertesacker deals with.

Gokhan, who wears 77, brings down Monreal deep inside the Arsenal half which was unnecessary after Fenerbahce had pegged them back.

Arsenal break and Wilshere attempts a long-range pass to Giroud, but it's too strong and goes out for a goal kick. So far, the class differential which we saw last week hasn't yet become clear.

Ramsey has gained rave reviews of late and rightly so. His first contribution is a superbly-weighted ball to Walcott but he's offside.

Emenike is caught offside as he darts across and behind the Arsenal defence. He looks like he could cause Mertesacker and Sagna problems alongside Cristian, who is playing right up behind him.

It doesn't take Cazorla long to pick find the space behind Fenerbahce's midfield which is left by their players pressing Arsenal high up the pitch, but his exchange with compatriot Monreal comes to nothing.

It seems Fenerbahce have been told to get close to Arsenal and such a policy sees Walcott lose possession before Podolski is fouled on halfway.

One corner is quickly followed by another, both conceded by captain Mertesacker. Giroud clears the second as far as Meireles, who fires straight at Szczesny from range. Lively start from the visitors.

We are under way, Arsenal kicking from left to right for those of you who wish to pretend you're watching TV. No surprises in set-up from either side really but an early corner for Fenerbahce.

Liam joins us with: 'I guess Wenger has no choice to put out a strong side for every game - badly in need of some signings and I can't help but think no one will come in (deep sigh!!). As for tonight, 2-1 Win - Giroud and Walcott - and hopefully no injuries before the big one on Sunday.'

'Wenger please spend ££$££' reads one sign. Peculiar mixing of currency denominations but I'm sure the point is quite clear. It was a low-budget effort; two bids of A4 paper, two of those plastic wallet things to keep it pristine. At least they forked out on colour printing.

We're just over five minutes away from kick-off at this magnificent stadium, which will doubtless remain half empty tonight.

Serge writes: "I'm sure we'll see Sanogo and Ryo before time's up, but I think Arsene is well aware of how a side that's been pushed against the wall can perform. Just think about us last year in Munich and the year before that at the Emirates against AC Milan. I think he wants to close this tie in the first before giving the young boys some match time." A good point well made - enjoy the game, Sir.

Sky Bet understandably make Arsenal their 1/3 favourites, with Fenerbahce 15/2 and the draw 9/2. They've put up no fewer than 10 Price Boosts, which include Giroud to score first at 5/1, something he's done in two of his last three starts. Looks good to me.

As for Arsenal, they were back to the form they showed when winning eight of their last 10 Premier League games when beating Fulham at the weekend. If they bring that performance here they'll win by a few.

Here's the Fenerbahce team: Demirel (GK), Gonul, Alves, Korkmaz, Erkin, Sahin, Cristian, Meireles, Kuyt, Emenike, Sow. Subs: Gonuk (GK), Al Kaldirim, Irtegun, Webo, Potuk, Topuz, Ucan.

I don't know about you but I'm a tad surprised the side is that strong - certainly I expected to see Miyaichi and Sanogo in the line-up. What do you think? Let me know at benjamin.coley@bskyb.com.

Proof of how seriously Wenger is taking this game can be found in the team news. Here's the Arsenal line-up: Szczesny (GK), Jenkinson, Sagna, Mertesacker, Monreal, Wilshere, Ramsey, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud, Podolski. Subs: Fabianki (GK), Koscielny, Rosicky, Sanogo, Frimpong, Gibbs, Miyaichi.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Arsenal v Fenerbahce at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal won the first leg of this Champions League qualifier 3-0 and should be able to cruise home here but stranger things have happened and Arsene Wenger will be keen for them to build confidence ahead of a Premier League clash with Spurs at the weekend.


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