In the hot atmosphere of the Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, we managed to keep the score line goalless against Besiktas in a tough encounter for a place in the Champions League group stages.
A 0-0 draw is, naturally, a favourable result considering that the return leg is at home and we will be expected to grab a win at the Emirates.
One negative outcome to remark upon is obviously Aaron Ramsey’s red card. WE will miss our Welsh talisman for what promises to be a difficult encounter.
It is vital that we do not concede in the Emirates, because away goals are something we simply cannot afford.
But I am convinced that, even without Ramsey, we will be able to grab a win and secure qualification to the group stages of the Champions League for the 16th consecutive year.