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Arsenal Draw Besiktas In The UCL

Arsenal have been draw against Turkish side, Besiktas, in the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

It’s the first time the two sides meet in European competition and the games will take place on 19-20 and 26-27 August, with Besiktas playing the first leg at home.

The Premier League side has qualified for the past 14 group stages and eliminated Fenerbahce 5-0 on aggregate in the play-offs last year.

In fact, Arsenal have reached the last-16 in Champions League for the 14 consecutive seasons and were the team with the highest UEFA coefficient in the draw.

The other play-offs are:

Standard vs Zenit

Copenhagen vs Leverkusen

Lille vs Porto

Napoli vs Athletic Bilbao

Maribor vs Celtic

Saltzburg vs Malmo

Aalborg vs APOEL FC

FC Steaua vs FC Ludogorets

SK Slovan Bratislava vs BATE

The ten winners of the play-offs will join the 22 automatic entrants in the group stage draw in Monaco on 28 August.

Which sides do you want to see in the group stages? Have your say in the comment section below.

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