Fenerbahce v Arsenal preview
Arsenal travel to Turkey to take on Fenerbahce aiming to cement their place at the top of Group G.
Last Updated: 21/10/08 7:13pm
Arsenal travel to Turkey to take on Fenerbahce aiming to cement their place at the top of Group G in the UEFA Champions League.
The Gunners are sure to face a hostile atmosphere at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium as Fenerbahce look to kick-start their campaign.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a number of defensive problems to contend with before finalising his line-up.
Kolo Toure is missing after suffering a shoulder injury during last weekend's win over Everton and he joins William Gallas and Bacary Sagna on the sidelines.
In the absence of Gallas and Toure, Mikael Silvestre is set to start in the heart of defence alongside Swiss youngster Johan Djourou.
Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia will skipper Arsenal with Gallas and Toure both missing for the visitors.
Theo Walcott is pushing for a place in the starting line-up after impressing off the bench against Everton.
Samir Nasri and Nicklas Bendtner are expected to shake off slight knocks to take their places in the squad.
Fenerbahce are unbeaten in 15 games at home in Europe and they are desperate for the win as they look to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.
Fener coach Luis Aragones is under pressure after seeing his side lose four of their seven league matches this season.
The home side are missing former Newcastle midfielder Emre Belozoglu, Deivid, Gokcek Vederson and Josico because of injury.
Aragones will give right-back Gokhan Gonul until the last minute to prove his fitness as he looks to recover from injury.
Spanish striker Daniel Guiza is set to plough a lone furrow in attack with the fit-again Semih Senturk expected to play in a supporting role behind the forward.