UEFA Champions League Play Off draw

Champions LeagueArsenal face two challenging matches against Turkish side Fenerbahce following today’s Champions League Play off draw.

Fenerbahce is still pending an appeal at CAS as they as well are facing a two-year ban from European competition over match fixing in Turkey. The final decision is due to be announced at the end of August which could cause trouble for UEFA should the Turks advance.

Nevertheless, Arsene Wenger’s team will have to face a very capable team that is consisted of former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, former Reds and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles and Fener’s rising star Salih Ucan.

The Turks also have other talented players such as goalkeeper Volkan Demirel, Portugal international Bruno Alves as well as former Newcastle United midfielder Emre Belozoglu.

The Champions League Play Off draw in full:

Dinamo Zagreb v FK Austria Vienna

Ludogorets v Basle

Plzen v Maribor

Shakhter Karaganda v Celtic

Steaua Bucuresti v Legia Warsaw

Lyon v Real Sociedad

Schalke 04 v FC Metalist Kharkiv

Pacos Ferreira v Zenit St Petersburg

PSV v AC Milan

Fenerbahce v Arsenal