Galatasaray v Arsenal - JG preview

Danny Welbeck completes his hat-trick against Galatasaray
Danny Welbeck completes his hat-trick against Galatasaray

The boys take on Galatasaray in the Champions League in Istanbul on Tuesday.

You can find out more about our opponents below:


S.K. Galatasaray Full name: Galatasaray Spor Kulubu
Manager: Hamza Hamzaoglu
Club colours: Yellow and red halved shirts, yellow and red shorts, and yellow and red socks
Nickname: 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.
  • Danny Welbeck scored his first senior hat-trick in the last encounter between the two sides


Wesley Sneijder S.K. GalatasaraySTAR MAN
Wesley Sneijder
Arsène 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 Tuesday.