Oh, Autumn. Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing, and the Champions League is back. What more could you ask for?
Quite a bit, if you’re Arsene Wenger. A convincing win, a few away goals, and a lack of fresh injury worries, for a start.
On Fenerbahçe’s wishlist is a to return to winning ways after a 3-2 blip in their league opener. A win over a PL side would do wonders for confidence, but success on the pitch may be futile: Fener are appealing a two-season UEFA expulsion for alleged match-fixing, with a verdict due following the first leg.
Can Arsenal bounce back from their first home defeat in 20 years? Can Fener’s Premier League old boys take an advantage over their former foes? Can Dirk Kuyt look any more like Sloth from The Goonies?
These mysteries and more solved at 2:45 EST.
See you then.
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