Arsene Wenger’s side have been drawn against Turkish giants Fenerbache in their Champions League 3rd round play-off.
All seems like it should be a simple enough occassion for the Gunners, but it’s rather more complicated than that. Fenerbache, as of June, have been suspended from European Compeitions due to the club’s involvement in match fixing. They are set to face the Court of Arbitrition of Sport (CAS) where they have the intention of battling against their suspension.
The Istanbul club will host Arsenal on the 20th/21st of August, with Arsenal hosting them the following week even though the decision from the CAS regarding their expultion from the competition is not expected to come until before the draw for the group stage which takes place on the 29th of August.
There has been no statement realised so far as to the fate of both clubs should Fenerbache fail in their appeal to have their ban lifted.