Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has posted a photo with Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny before they travel to take on Besiktas.
Ready to leave for Istanbul pic.twitter.com/bQ0MX1OmZk— Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) August 18, 2014
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has posted a picture on Twitter with Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny as the team prepare to kick off their European campaign Turkey.
Arsenal take on Besiktas in the final round of Champions League qualification on Tuesday night and they will be determined to get a good result in what is a tough tie.
Turkish opposition are always tough to beat at home, but the Gunners will be looking to win the match and ensure their qualification is as secure as it can possibly be before the second leg.
To do that they will need to perform to a higher standard than they did in the opening game of the Premier League season.
Arsenal were uninspiring against Crystal Palace, but scrapped through thanks to a late goal from Aaron Ramsey, which provided them with a 2-1 victory.
It was a result that was imperative to keep the positive feeling around the Emirates, but Arsenal players and supporters will know that their performance levels will have to improve in the future if they are to meet expectations this season.
The demands on the team are as high as they have been in a long time after a high-spending summer and they are anticipated to mount a genuine title challenge this season.
They will also be expected to challenge in Europe and the team looked in high spirits ahead of the trip.