Fenerbahce vs. Arsenal: Key Battles to Watch in Champions League Qualifier

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Fenerbahce vs. Arsenal: Key Battles to Watch in Champions League Qualifier
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Arsenal do not have time to dwell on their devastating vivisection at the feet of Aston Villa last weekend. For the first of two absolutely crucial, season-defining games is looming in midweek.

The Gunners will travel to Turkey to square off against a Fenerbahce side that is as stocked with quality as embroiled in controversy. The runners-up in last season's Super Lig are only being allowed to play in qualifiers until their appeal of a match-fixing decision can be heard.

Arsenal, of course, cannot count on the Turks being ruled on legal grounds and must summon the might within their comically threadbare squad to emerge from the first leg in a favorable position to qualify.

Here are four key battles that fans should pay attention to.

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