Arsenal v Besiktas - JG Preview

The boys take on Besiktas at the Emirates as they look to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League.

You can find out more about our opponents below:

Full name: Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu
Manager: Slaven Bilic
Club colours: White and red shirts, black shorts, white socks
Nickname: Black Eagles

Three facts about Besiktas:

  • Slaven Bilic will watch the game from the stands after being sent from the touchline in the first leg.
  • The Turkish side have only won twice on English soil, losing the other four times.
  • Besiktas have not started their domestic season yet but they are unbeaten in their last seven pre-season games, including a 1-0 victory over Chelsea.


Demba Ba BesiktasSTAR MAN
Demba Ba
The former Chelsea striker left for £8 million this summer and is desperate to impress after a poor spell at the London club having only only netted 14 goals in 51 appearances. The 29-year-old nearly scored his first competitive goal for the Turkish giants straight from kick-off in the opening leg, so the Gunners need to be on their toes from the start.