Arsenal’s dismal showing and subsequent defeat in Dortmund means three points are paramount against Galatasaray.
Cimbon’s Emirates visit marks 18 years at the Gunners helm for Arsene Wenger and his side are priced up at 57/100 to record their first Champions League win of the season.
The away side can be backed as 9/2 underdogs next to a 3/1-rated draw, but both offerings pale in significance when compared to the 7/4 about a win to nil for the hosts.
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Taking their back catalogue of defensive disasters and injury-ravaged midfield into consideration, placing faith in Per Mertesacker and co to prevent the Turkish outfit bagging may appear risky on the surface, but in reality it’s the biggest banker of the night.
Galatasaray have embarked upon eight trips to England in their history and have seen the spoils elude them on each occasion.
Five of this Blighty sojourns have ended in defeat, while they were unable to breach the opposition defence in half of them.
These figures make a reasonable case for placing the aforementioned wager, but for those still on the fence, cop a load of the Arsenal side of the argument.
In nine meetings with Turkish adversaries, the Gunners are yet to be bested.
They’ve prevailed in five of these – four of which were contested on the homestead – and the paltry two goals they’ve given up both fell in the same fixture.
So in nine tussles with Galatasaray and their countrymen, they’ve kept a staggering eight clean sheets and must be backed to inflict another this evening.