Oxlade-Chamberlain absent for Arsenal

Arsenal are without midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for tonight’s crucial Champions League play-off first leg away to Fenerbahce.

Oxlade-Chamberlain absent for Arsenal

Arsenal are without midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for tonight’s crucial Champions League play-off first leg away to Fenerbahce.

The England international is set for several weeks on the sidelines after injuring his knee in the 3-1 opening day Premier League defeat by Aston Villa.

Santi Cazorla returns to the starting XI.

Fenerbahce, whose place in the European competition is still subject to a hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the Turkish club were banned for match-fixing, have former Premier League players Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt in the starting XI.

Fenerbahce: Demirel, Irtegun, Yobo, Bruno Alves, Kadlec, Topal, Meireles, Emre, Sow, Webo, Kuyt.

Subs: Gunok, Korkmaz, Baroni, Potuk, Emenike, Gonul, Erkin.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Rosicky, Wilshere, Ramsey, Cazorla, Giroud, Walcott.

Subs: Fabianski, Podolski, Monreal, Sanogo, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Gnabry.

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy).

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