Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his side’s clash against Besiktas in the Champions League on Wednesday will be a ‘thriller’.
The Gunners will head into the second leg of their playoff tie at the Emirates Stadium as the favourites, having drawn the first leg 0-0 in Istanbul last week.
The Premier League giants ended the game with 10 men after star midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off for a second bookable offence 10 minutes from full time.
It will not be easy for Arsenal in London on Wednesday, but Wenger is ready for the challenge.
‘The task is clear, we want to win the game at home’, the club’s official website quotes him as saying. ‘It's the Champions League so it will be a thriller because [Besiktas] are a good side’.
Besiktas are indeed a strong team and will head to London eager to stage an upset. Coach Slaven Bilic has a number of good players in his squad including former Chelsea striker Demba Ba and ex-Arsenal youngster Oguzhan Ozyakup, all of whom will be determined to secure Champions League football for the 2014-15 campaign.
However, at this moment in time, Arsenal have to be considered as favourites as they have a better squad with a number of top players.
Whether the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere perform to the best of their abilities or not on Wednesday is another matter altogether.