Arsenal v Galatasaray - JG preview

Alex in action against Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup

The boys take on Galatasaray in the Champions League at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

You can find out more about our opponents below:


Galatasaray S.K. Full name: Galatasaray Spor KulubuManager: Cesare PrandelliClub colours: Yellow and red halved shirts, yellow and red shorts, and yellow and red socksNickname:Aslan


Three facts about Galatasaray:

  • Arsenal have only played the Turkish giants once, losing 4-1 on penalties after a goalless 1999/2000 UEFA Cup final.
  • The Gunners have never lost over 90 minutes against a Turkish side.
  • Galatasaray have never won on English soil in nine attempts.


Wesley Sneijder GalatasaraySTAR MANWesley SneijderArsene Wenger hailed Galatasaray’s experience ahead of the game and there aren’t any more experienced players than Wesley Sneijder. The Dutch playmaker has played for European behemoths Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, and has also represented his country in six major tournaments. Sneijder won the Champions League during his time in Italy and his keen eye for an assist could inspire a surprise upset on Wednesday night.