Arsenal travel to Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday to take on Schalke in the Champions League.

You can find out more about our opponents below.

Schalke 04

Full name: Schalke 04
Manager: Huub Stevens
Club colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks
Nickname(s): Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)


Three facts about Schalke:

  • They reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2011
  • The club won the UEFA Cup in 1997
  • Midfielder Lewis Holtby has an English father

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Klaas Jan Huntelaar
A Dutch international with over 50 caps, Huntelaar has played for some of Europe's biggest clubs, including the likes of Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan. Now at Schalke, the striker scored 29 league goals last season to fire his side into the Champions League. Huntelaar is one of the world's most deadly finishers and scored the opener when the sides met a fortnight ago.

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24 Oct 2012