Arsenal have been drawn to face Turkish club Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-offs.
Fenerbahce are awaiting a final ruling from the Court of Arbitration
for Sport (CAS) over whether they will be allowed to go into the
competition proper this season, having been banned from competing in
Europe by UEFA for match-fixing in domestic competition.
They have challenged that ruling and a CAS verdict is due before the
group stage draw is made, but home and away matches against Arsenal
stand to go ahead before that decision arrives.
UEFA says no
decision has yet been made regarding what would happen in the event of
Fenerbahce winning the tie and losing their CAS appeal.
Fenerbahce finished second in the Turkish Super League last season, while
Arsenal took fourth place in the Barclays Premier League.
Arsenal was beaten by a Turkish club Galatasaray 1-2 recently at their home during the Emirate cup.