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Summary

  1. Full-time: Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas (Sanchez)
  2. 10-man Arsenal edge through to group stages
  3. League Two Burton beat QPR, Orient stun Villa
  4. Wins for Stoke, Bradford, Sunderland

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Time for a lie down I think. Job done for Arsenal as they make it 17 seasons in a row in the Champions League group stages.

    But the final word has to go to Ludogorets defender and stand-in goalkeeper Cosmin Moti. Legend.

    Goodnight.

  2. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "He (goalscorer Alexis Sanchez) had a good game. Not only on a technical side, but on a fighting side.

    "He was mobile, dangerous and he showed a great a fighting spirit that will serve him well in the Premier League.

    "We produced the performance we wanted on a tactical, technical and mental side.

    "But we couldn't finish off the game of and it was nervous at the end when we were down to ten men."

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    Birmingham 0-3 Sunderland

    Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore: First win of the season! Well done boys! On to QPR at the weekend. Travelling fans were superb as usual.

  4. Manager reaction

    Burton 1-0 QPR

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp on BBC Radio 5 live: "You give players an opportunity and you hope they can take it. But they didn't' take the opportunity tonight.

    "Nobody wants to get beat. You want to win every game. We came here - I picked a strong team on paper - with senior players, but they were poor and didn't take the opportunity.

    "We were short of quality tonight."

  5. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 0-1 Leyton Orient

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert on BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm really disappointed.

    "Leyton Orient took their chances and we didn't take ours. Darren Bent, who is deadly from that range, would normally get you one.

    "The goal we conceded was poor and I didn't think we were strong defensively.

    "The team I picked was strong. I expected us to win the game."

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    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Mesut Ozil

    Mesut Ozil: As I said before: winning - no matter how!

  7. Post update

    Chelsea and Arsenal will be in pot one for the Champions League group-stage draw on Thursday, with Manchester City in pot two and Liverpool in pot three. Here are the best and worst possible outcomes for the English quartet.

    CHELSEA: Best: Chelsea, Basle, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor. Worst: Chelsea, Paris St Germain, Ajax, Roma

    ARSENAL: Best: Arsenal, Basle, Sporting, Maribor. Worst: Arsenal, PSG, Ajax, Roma

    MANCHESTER CITY: Best: Benfica, Manchester City, Olympiacos, Maribor. Worst: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Roma

    LIVERPOOL: Best: Benfica, Basle, Liverpool, Maribor Worst: Real Madrid, PSG, Liverpool, Roma.

    The BBC Sport website will have live text commentary of the Champions League draw at at 16:30 BST.

  8. Moti the hero

    Absolutely astonishing. Let's recap that last 10 minutes of madness.

    In the last minute of extra time Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad have goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov sent off against Steaua Bucharest. Centre back Cosmin Moti, a Romanian, is forced to go in goal for the penalty shootout with all three substitutions having already been made.

    Moti steps up to convert the first penalty before saving two of Bucharest's to send his side into the Champions League group stages. He was probably four yards off his line when he saved the decisive kick but who cares? What a story.

    The celebrations will go on long into the night.

  9. FULL-TIME

    The Bulgarian fans are chanting 'Moti, Moti' ad he has done it. The stand-in goalkeeper launches into a wild celebration as he puts Ludogorets Razgrad into the Champions League group stages. Incredible. Two saves from the centre back.

  10. Champions League latest

    What a story this will be if Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad win this shootout with their centre back Cosmin Moti in goal. 4-4 now against Steaua Bucharest.

  11. Champions League latest

    Both Ludogorets Razgrad and Steaua Bucharest score their fourth penalties. It is sudden death at 3-3.

  12. Champions League latest

    Moti could be the hero yet. The defender, now a stand-in goalkeeper, saves Steaua's second penalty after his side Ludogorets Razgrad missed their own spot kick. It is 2-2 from the spot now with two penalties each left.

  13. Champions League latest

    Stand-in goalkeeper Cosmin Moti, who is Romanian, first though steps up to slam home the first penalty for the Bulgarians. Moti dances around on his line but Steaua make it 1-1 in the shoot-out.

  14. Penalty drama

    Drama in the Champions League play-off between Bulgaria's Ludogorets Razgrad and Steaua Bucharest. It has gone to a penalty shootout but Ludogorets have had their goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov sent off in the last minute of extra time. All three substitutions have been made and their centre-half Cosmin Moti goes between the posts for the shootout.

    Can he be the hero?

  15. League Cup draw

    Full third-round draw:

    Chelsea v Bolton, Arsenal v Southampton, West Brom v Hull, Crystal Palace v Newcastle, Leyton Orient v Sheffield United, Cardiff v Bournemouth, Sunderland v Stoke, Derby v Reading, Liverpool v Middlesbrough, MK Dons v Bradford, Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday, Burton Albion v Brighton, Swansea v Everton, Shrewsbury v Norwich, Fulham v Doncaster, Tottenham v Nottingham Forest

  16. League Cup draw

    League Cup holders Manchester City host Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the competition, with Arsenal drawn at home to Southampton in all-Premier League tie.

    The full draw to follow.

  17. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic talking to Sky Sports: "It was a very open game. It was a very bad time to concede.

    "I was banned enough (to comment on the potential penalties) but we are very disappointed, we are gutted because we played good in both and are close to qualifying for Champions League against great opponents. Of course we are gutted.

    "Those couple of chances we had to score but we didn't. Congratulations to Arsenal they had the experience and quality up front when needed.

    "I can't blame Demba Ba but you have to score that goal."

    Bilic again declined to comment on the penalty incidents at the end of the interview.

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    Simon in Woking: Oh dear doom mongers and naysayers. Arsenal have let you all down again by qualifying for the Champions League for a 17th consecutive year AND in a most un-Arsenal style. Gutted.

    Andrew: Arsene Wenger is mad to think he currently has enough up-front in this Arsenal squad to make ends meet this season. But in true Arsene Wenger style he'll still probably guide Arsenal to a fourth place finish and Champions League football in May. But if he wants to win anything of note at this football club again he must invest in a proven world-class striker.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  19. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    BBC Match of the Day host Gary Lineker: I stick by what I've always thought about Jack Wilshere. He's a class act who will prove doubters wrong given a good run without injury.

  20. Post update

    The League Cup third round draw is under way. We will bring you the highlights.

  21. Manager reaction

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Giroud's injury:

    "Olivier Giroud had surgery today. It went well but he will be out, for maybe top competition, until end of December beginning of Januray.

    On whether he will try to sign a striker: "We will look around but we want quality. We have quality, we have Walcott coming back soon, Podolski, Campbell, Sanogo. To find players better than we have would be very difficult.

    "Anytime you have a problem you can't always buy. I bought Sanchez to be a striker, Walcott can be a very good striker, Sanogo is a very good striker, Campbell if you ask him what he is he says a striker. All players of quality."

  22. Giroud out until end of year

    Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud had surgery on his ankle today and is expected to be out of action until the end of the year, manager Arsene Wenger confirms.

  23. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

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    Relief will be the overriding feeling around Arsenal at the moment. Besiktas enjoyed more of the ball in a tense encounter but failed to hit the target in the entire match.

  24. Player reaction

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshire speaking to Sky Sports after the game:

    "It is tough against a good team with 10 man. They have good quality but we dug it out and showed good character. We had a few chances and normally at this level you get punished for that.

    "After going down to 10 we are men happy with the 1-0. We showed great character, and the defence was brilliant, 17 years in Champions League shows what a big club we are.

    "It is unthinkable not to be in the Champions League. We have to be at this level."

    Jack Wilshire fights for the ball against Besiktas
  25. FULL-TIME

    Birmingham 0-3 Sunderland

  26. FULL-TIME

    Bradford 2-1 Leeds

  27. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "All credit to Besiktas. Slaven Bilic and his team really tested Arsenal.

    "It was a vital time for Alexis Sanchez to score a goal in the first half, when Arsenal were second best really.

    "Arsenal played for 15 minutes down to ten men but did what they had to do.

    "As an Arsenal fan, my heart was in the mouth a few times. The Wilshere penalty chance was 100% a penalty.

    "They have scrapped through, but they are through, and Arsene Wenger has preserved his wonderful record."

  28. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FULL-TIME

    Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Napoli (agg 4 - 2)

    Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 FC Copenhagen (agg 7 - 2)

    Malmö FF 3- 0 FC Red Bull Salzburg (agg 4 - 2)

    Ludogorets Razgrad 1-0 Steaua Bucharest (agg 1 - 1) (Extra-time being played)

  29. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal's victory makes it four English clubs in the Champions League group stages.

    Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea will find out their fate in the Champions League draw at 16:30 BST tomorrow. You can watch the draw live on Sportsday on the BBC Sport website.

  30. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 0-1 Leyton Orient

  31. FULL-TIME

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    A 17th consecutive season in the Champions League for Arsenal but, boy, were they made to work for their place.

    Alexis Sanchez's first goal for the Gunners proves a very lucrative one as the home side thank the supporters for sticking by them.

    What a battle that was.

    Alexis Sanchez
  32. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    On Demba Ba's missed late chance at the far post:

    "It's a teasing cross that has eluded everybody and Demba Ba should be putting that in. In his defence, Mertesacker is the biggest man on the pitch. Bilic can't believe his striker has missed that."

  33. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Surely that will be that. The visitors chip the ball out for an Arsenal goal kick and the Gunners are almost there.

  34. FULL-TIME

    Stoke 3-0 Portsmouth

  35. FULL-TIME

    Burton 1-0 QPR

  36. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal hack clear as Besiktas keep attacking.

  37. GOAL

    Birmingham 0-3 Sunderland - Connor Wickham (88 mins)

    It is all over at St Andrew's. Substitute Emanuele Giaccherini slides a pass for Connor Wickham in the left side of the penalty area, and he fires across the Birmingham goalkeeper Colin Doyle.

  38. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Santi Cazorla disposses Atiba Hutchinson and Arsenal have the ball. Less than two minutes of injury time remaining.

  39. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Relief as Wojciech Szczesny hangs on to a cross from the right. Time is ticking for Besiktas as they attack again....

  40. GOAL

    Aston Villa 0-1 Leyton Orient - Romain Vincelot (87 mins)

    Late drama at Villa Park as League One Leyton Orient take the lead with only three minutes left through Romain Vincelot's header.

    Villa reached the semi-finals in 2012-13 and have not gone out in the second round since 1991-92, but have only three minutes to save themselves.

  41. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Four minutes of injury time signalled. Can Arsenal hang on?

  42. GOAL

    Bradford 2-1 Leeds - James Hanson (86 mins)

    Incredible scenes at Bradford as James Hanson heads Bradford into a 2-1 lead.

  43. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Nervy, nervy times for Arsenal as Besikltas attack and that could be their chance.

    Gokhan Tore's cross at the far post is close to picking out Demba Ba but the Senegal striker fails to make proper contact and the ball goes wide. Manger Slaven Bilic was on his feet before having his head in his hands.

  44. GOAL

    Birmingham 0-2 Sunderland - Adam Johnson (87 mins)

    Adam Johnson doubles Sunderland's lead with a right footed shot from the centre of the penalty area to the bottom left corner after a pass from Jozy Altidore.

  45. GOAL

    Stoke 3-0 Portsmouth - Peter Crouch (90 mins)

    Jon Walters has scored two, and he makes the third with a cross which Peter Crouch gobbles up. Textbook header.

  46. GOAL

    Bradford 1-1 Leeds - Billy Knott (84 mins)

    Leeds were only ahead for two minutes at Bradford before Billy Knott sends the home fans into delight with a right-footed shot from outside the box that goes into the top right corner of the net.

  47. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "It's interesting that since Arsenal have gone down to 10 men, it has galvanised the team and the fans together. It's an excellent atmosphere in here tonight."

  48. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is booked for time wasting. Arsenal are working hard to keep Besiktas at bay and have a free-kick inside the Turk's half. Into the corner it goes......

  49. GOAL

    Bradford 0-1 Leeds - Matt Smith (81 mins)

    Leeds United have been down to 10 men since the 30th minute, but David Hockaday's side take the lead in the West Yorkshire derby as Matt Smith heads them into a 1-0 lead.

    The cross came from David Norris and Smith got his first goal of the season.

  50. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    We are into the last five minutes. A goal now for Besiktas and Arsenal are surely out?

  51. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "Debuchy actually gets to the ball, but I think he has an arm on the player.

    "But just ahead of that moment, Oxlade-Chamberlain had a chance to finish this match.

    "Now this tie is wide open. Arsenal down to ten men."

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    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Henry in the Emirates: Is this referee watching the same game? He has been awful all game. Awful display.

    Ben in Cobham: A Besiktas equaliser would do Arsenal a favour as they would then be in a competition they could actually go on to win, rather than make up the numbers .

    Adam in Darlington: Anyone who thinks Arsenal might be better not being in Europe, ask any Man United fan if they think the same.

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  53. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    There is no parking the bus from an adventurous 10-man Arsenal. Attack is obviously seen the best form of defence as the match swings from end-to-end. Both sides look capable of scoring.

  54. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas are pushing for that away goal now. Arsene Wenger is looking a little twitchy on the substitutes bench and who can blame him? Seven minutes to go.

  55. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    This could be a horrible last 11 minutes for Arsenal. Although they are still pushing for the second and Atiba Hutchinson is booked for lunging at Alexis Sanchez after some brilliant skill from the Chilean. Free-kick to Arsenal 30 yards out.....

    Sanchez is inches from converting a whipped-in free-kick but can't make proper contact.

  56. GOAL

    Birmingham 0-1 Sunderland - Jordi Gomez (77 mins)

    Sunderland get the breakthrough at St Andrew's as Jordi Gomez puts the Premier League side ahead.

    The goal comes from Adam Johnson's pass, which finds Gomez 25 yards out and he drills a low effort past Birmingham goalkeeper Colin Doyle. But Blues' boss Lee Clark is furious, arguing the ball had gone out in the build-up to the goal.

  57. GOAL

    Burton 1-0 QPR - Adam McGurk (77 mins)

    Shock alert! League Two side Burton Albion take the lead against top-flight opposition and it's a beauty too, Adam McGurk curling a free-kick home from 20 yards.

  58. RED CARD

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas - Mathieu Debuchy (75 mins)

    Just seconds after Arsenal squander a golden opportunity through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to take the lead, they are down to 10 men when Mathieu Debuchy receives his second yellow card for tugging back a Besiktas player.

    Chaos here as Calum Chambers is also booked for coming on too early as he replaces Mesut Ozil.

    Arsenal should be 2-0 up though as Oxlade Chamberlain had his shot at the far post blocked before Debuchy's sending off. He should score.

    Mathieu Debuchy is sent off for Arsenal
  59. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal could live to regret that. The break quickly and have three players against two. Alexis Sanchez dallies and dallies before squaring to Santi Cazorla, who misses from close range.

  60. Latest scores

    Elsewhere in the Champions League, Athletic Bilbao look as they are into the group stages, leading Napoli 3-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate. Bayer Leverkusen are beating Copenhagen 7-2 on aggregate.

  61. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "Besiktas are dominating possession now and Arsenal are trying to hit them on the counter-attack.

    "We are into the real nuts and bolts of the match now - where it will be won and lost.

    "For Arsenal it is a wake up call. They can't give them any opportunity.

    "It is real test of their fitness. Beskitas have not started their season yet, but you can't question their fitness."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for live commentary on Arsenal v Besiktas.

  62. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Santi Cazorla drills the ball against the outside of the post but the whistle had already gone for a foul.

    A Besiktas goal and Arsenal won't be in the Champions League for the first time in 17 seasons.

    Nervous Arsenal fans? You can get from behind the curtains in about 20 minutes.

  63. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Emirates Stadium

    "Suddenly nerves are fraying again at Emirates Stadium as Besiktas press forward for the goal they need. Arsenal will hope to take advantage of the increasing risks the Turks will have to take - but this could yet seem like a very long last 20 minutes."

  64. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas are enjoying a good spell with less than 25 minutes left. The Turks haven't given up and are making the Emirates a pretty nervy place right now.

    This could go either way.

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    BBC football pundit Robbie Savage: Jack Wilshere having a great game. Must have been my analysis on BBC Match of the Day on Saturday.

    Wilshere
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    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Conal from Derry: People get so carried away these days. Sanchez has scored one goal and suddenly he's the "signing of the summer".

    James from Surrey: Regarding Ben's earlier comment - Why do players EVER appeal for throw ins? They only go and throw them straight back to the opposition 75% of the time anyway. Is there a gap in the market for a "throw in coach"?

    Keith Lucas: I would not care if Arsenal didn't qualify. How many times have they come second in the group and then get knocked out in the first round of the knock-outs? Concentrate on the league and suffer less stupid midweek games and injuries.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  67. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas almost level. The ball falls to Demba Ba inside the penalty area, after some hesitant Arsenal defender, but the Senegal striker lashes the ball into the side netting.

    Demba Ba
  68. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Gokhan Tore is on for Olcay Sahan as Besiktas look to force the pace.

    The midfielder has had a bit of time out after being injured in a shooting in a night club.

  69. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    The net ripples but it is the wrong side as Mathieu Debuchy's downward header hits the side netting. Half an hour to play and Arsenal know a Besiktas goal sends them out on away goals.

  70. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas's third caution of the night as Pedro Franco is cautioned for a foul on Mesut Ozil. Free-kick from the left for the Gunners.....

    Mesut Ozil
  71. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    On a couple of early chances for Arsenal in the second-half:

    "Besiktas goalkeeper Tolga was like full-back there. He was way out of his box. In the end he gets in a good tackle and it's corner to Arsenal. Good running from Oxlade-Chamberlain though.

    "[The second chance] was a bit scruffy down the right-hand side. The ball comes back to Wilshere, who threads it through for Sanchez, who pokes it wide."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for live commentary on Arsenal v Besiktas.

  72. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    A roar of relief from the home fans as Oguzhan Ozyakup strikes well over the bar.

  73. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal are on the rampage.

    This time, after another quick Gunners break, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cuts inside before seeing a goal-bound shot blocked.

    Besiktas are living dangerously, although the visitors now have a free-kick in a dangerous position 25 yards from goal.....

  74. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    How did that not go in?

    Brilliant from Jack Wilshere as his disguised pass finds Alexis Sanchez unmarked inside the penalty area. The Chilean, with just goalkeeper Tolga Zengin to beat, stabs his shot wide.

    He has to score.

    Sanchez
  75. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal are pressing. Santi Cazorla collects the ball from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, drives towards the penalty area, before drilling wide of the far post.

    The Gunners know though a Besiktas goal and the Turks are in the driving seat on away goals.

  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Apaka N Sakakibara: Has Sanchez just paid his fee off? This goal might prove to be worth the money Arsenal have paid for him. One more please.

    Matt Smith: What game is the referee watching? Besiktas denied two blatant penalties. Arsenal lucky to still be competitive.

    Batmanu Eboue: And that goal shows exactly why Alexis Sanchez is the signing of the summer.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  77. GOAL

    Stoke 2-0 Portsmouth - Jon Walters (47 mins)

    A second goal of the night for Jon Walters, this time profiting from good work from Victor Moses, tapping in a perfect low cross from the right.

  78. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    The teams are back out and the match is under way.

  79. HALF-TIME

    Birmingham 0-0 Sunderland

    A tight opening half at St Andrew's in the League Cup second round tie between Birmingham and Sunderland.

    Birmingham v Sunderland

    David Cotterill has hit the post for Blues after both Billy Jones and Wes Brown failed to clear the danger and Wes Thomas has also fired wide for the hosts.

    Sunderland's Jozy Altidore volleyed over from Sebastian Larsson's dinked pass and Connor Wickham blasted off target from 25 yards.

  80. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca will be welcome at the Emirates again after that first half. To be fair, it would be hard argue against his two big calls but they could have gone against Arsenal.

    Mathieu Debuchy and Jack Wilshere will both be relieved men after penalty shouts against them. Debuchy just about got the ball, while it is difficult to see if there was contact between Wilshere and Ramon Motta. A lot of officials would have given it but, if he didn't see contact, he was right to wave play on.

  81. HALF-TIME

    Bradford City 0-0 Leeds United

    Two seasons ago Bradford reached the League Cup final and they have a good chance of moving into the third round as opponents Leeds United are down to 10 men following two bookings for Luke Murphy inside 30 minutes.

    Luke Murphy sent off

    The League One side have also had the best chance but Aaron McLean's diving header from inside the six-yard box after Alan Sheehan's in-swinging cross was off target.

    Stephen Warnock's fizzing effort, which went narrowly over the bar, is the closest David Hockaday's side have come.

  82. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "Arsenal are fortunate to be 1-0 up at half-time. You saw the reaction from the Arsenal players, they know this game is far from over.

    "Before the goal, I thought Wenger might give it 15 minutes after half-time before making a change.

    "They have to press the ball better. Besiktas have come here with a plan.

    "[Besiktas coach Slaven] Bilic must be very frustrated and sad for his players as they have been well organised."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for live commentary on Arsenal v Besiktas.

  83. HALF-TIME

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leyton Orient

    It is goalless at Villa Park in the League Cup second round tie as Premier League Aston Villa and League One Leyton Orient have only managed one shot on target between them.

    Darren Bent

    That came from Villa's forgotten man Darren Bent, making his first start for the club since May 2013. He was put clear by debutant Joe Cole's through ball and was one-on-one with Orient's Gary Woods, but the goalkeeper got his foot to the shot and diverted the ball wide.

    Orient's best chance fell to captain David Mooney, who headed wide from Elliot Omozusi's cross.

  84. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Emirates Stadium

    "What a relief Alexis Sanchez's goal was for an increasingly jittery Arsenal. Barely time to restart before half-time and all the nerves are suddenly more settled."

    Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal with Arsenal team mate Santi Cazorla
  85. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    On Alexis Sanchez's goal:

    "It's Jack Wilshere again, coming in from that central area. It comes from a right-hand cross from Debuchy, which at is only half cleared. Wilshere takes over and Sanchez slots it side-footed into the corner."

  86. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

    BBC

    Besiktas can consider themselves to be a little unfortunate. Arsenal may have shaded the possession and had more shots in the opening half but it was the visitors looking more incisive on the break. Different game now though.

  87. HALF-TIME

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

  88. GOAL

    Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas - Alexis Sanchez (45 mins)

    Great timing as the Gunners finally make the breakthrough.

    Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil play an intricate one-two on the edge of the penalty area and, when the former fails to collect the ball, Alexis Sanchez is on hand to slot home his first goal for Arsenal.

    The relief is tangible.

    Alexis Sanchez scores Arsenal's first goal against Besiktas
  89. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    When you look at that live it looks like Wilshere caught Motta from behind. Arsenal are very lucky to get away with that.

    Motta is about to pull the trigger. Jack slips and catches him. That has to be a penalty.

    If it was at the other end, on one of the Arsenal players, the lid would have come off the place.

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for live commentary on Arsenal v Besiktas.

  90. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal go up the other end and almost take the lead themselves as Jack Wilshere chips the ball through to Alexis Sanchez but the striker's touch is heavy and goalkeeper Tolga Zungin smothers.

  91. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    What a chance for Besiktas. Olcay Sahan gets in down the left channel and his pull back looks certain to be tapped home by Ramon Motta before Jack Wilshere throws himself into a desperate lunge from behind.

    The Turks appeal for a penalty as Motta goes down in the penalty area but referee Pedro Proenca waves play on. He got that right but risky from Wilshere.

  92. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Emirates Stadium

    "After a bright start Arsenal have become increasingly frustrated, as have their supporters. And no joy whatsoever so far for summer signing Alexis Sanchez as he strives to make an impact."

  93. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    John Pierce: Wenger has the demeanour of a coach who knows his team isn't 100%. Can they score two? They'll need it.

    Ben Johnson: Arsenal are looking "desperate" (Wenger's words) for this win. Arguing dramatically over every throw in!

    Mathew Penistone: Every time it goes to Wilshere the ball is lost. Counter productive having him in the team. Very frustrating player.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  94. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    The Emirates sounds a nervy place at the moment. The fans know the importance of qualifying for the Champions League group stages but, with less than 10 minutes of the first half remaining, Arsenal have got a real task on their hands.

    It hasn't been a classic, but you get the feeling there is drama ahead.

  95. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Timely challenge from Mathieu Debuchy - just. Besiktas look as though they are clear on goal as Mustafa Pektemek wriggles past Per Mertesacker but the Frenchman just gets a toe to the ball and danger over. He needed to get that right.

  96. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    On Alexis Sanchez playing up front on his own:

    "I don't think he appreciates being a lone striker. When Olivier Giroud plays it is all geared to play to him. With Sanchez up top they are not playing it into him in the same way. It is not geared up for him.

    "If you look at the bench, Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski can all play up top so it is unlikely that Wenger will bring in another striker."

    Sanchez
  97. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    A moment to forget for Olcay Sahan. He drives into a dangerous position deep in Arsenal's half before kicking thin air and falling over.

    Arsenal attempt to break and former Gunners youngster Oguzhan Ozyakup is cautioned for a late challenge on Laurent Koscielny.

  98. RED CARD - Murphy (Leeds)

    Bradford 0-0 Leeds

    Leeds manager David Hockaday is under pressure after club owner Massimo Cellino nearly sacked him following his side's 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.

    Well, Luke Murphy has not helped out his boss one bit, with two bookings inside the first 30 minutes in their second round League Cup tie at Bradford.

    He was lucky to stay on after a reckless lunge in the seventh minute on Gary Riddle earned him only a yellow card, before another foul, this time on James Meredith, saw him exit the field early.

  99. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Santi Cazorla is looking a real threat for Arsenal. At the moment though his team-mates don't seem to be on the same wavelength. Half an hour gone and still no breakthrough.

  100. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "Ozil and Sanchez were just on the wrong wave length. Sanchez was pulling away at the far post and he plays it near.

    "His pace was good though. He has been out for along while remember.

    "It's good job Koybasi didn't make contact when Ozil was racing down the left side or he could have been in the book."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for live commentary on Arsenal v Besiktas.

  101. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Ouch. Mathieu Debuchy doesn't mind a challenge does he? This time there is no blame as he and Ramon Motta only have eyes for the ball and collide with each other. Good commitment and a quick wipe down with the magic sponge and both are back on their feet.

  102. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    A sublime diagonal pass from Santi Cazorla sets Mesut Ozil down the left. The German skips past one defender but, with just Alexis Sanchez ahead of him, his forward pass is to no one and again Arsenal's promising move breaks down.

  103. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    We want to know your tips in the Champions League this season: winners, surprise and flop.

    Batmanu Eboue: Winners: Arsenal. Surprise: Liverpool. Flop: Chelsea.

    Ashley Williams: Winners: Barcelona. Surprise: Dortmund. Flop: had to be Celtic already.

    And defending Liverpool against those who say they will be the flops....

    Oli Dent: Surely the fact that Liverpool have reached the UCL groups for the first time in so many seasons means they have already not flopped.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  104. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Alexis Sanchez takes the free-kick from 20 yards but it is easy for Tolga Zengin as he grabs the ball comfortably in his midriff.

  105. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Veli Kavlak is cautioned for protesting against a free-kick awarded on Santi Cazorla. Chance here...

  106. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Past the 20-minute mark and Besiktas are warming to their task. Arsenal aren't getting a lot of time on the ball as the Turks chase and hustle everything.

    A Mathieu Debuchy cross from the right causes a moment of panic in the visitors' box but a poor pass from Alexis Sanchez allows Besiktas to clear.

  107. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "It's interesting when Olcay Sahan is in possession because Besiktas seem to target Nacho Monreal. They have played two or three diagonal balls out to the right-hand side. They see him a weakness I think.

    "Monreal has not played too much European football."

    Arsenal v Besiktas
  108. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Arsenal are well on top but Besiktas, as expected, are digging in and looking to frustrate. Not sure Olcay Sahan will be too happy though after being pole-axed by Mathieu Debuhcy. A deserved booking for the Arsenal man.

    At the other end Demba Ba almost breaks clear but goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny just about gets there.

  109. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Emirates Stadium

    "Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is fired up in his technical area. In constant dialogue with the fourth official - not always with justification."

    Arsene Wenger
  110. GOAL

    Stoke 1-0 Portsmouth - Jon Walters (16 mins)

    The first goal of the night comes at the Britannia as Jon Walters gets the final touch to a Marc Muniesa free-kick to steer the ball home.

  111. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Martin Keown

    BBC Sport

    "Oxlade-Chamberlain on this right-hand side is a good match up with Ramon Motta. Plenty of pace there.

    "You get the feeling that Oxlade-Chamberlain is trying a bit too hard. He needs to believe in himself a little bit more. He has great pace and ability but sometimes you need to be a bit more confident in your ability."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for live commentary on Arsenal v Besiktas.

  112. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Another good chance for the Gunners. Goalkeeper Tolga Zengin looks unsure with the ball at his feet in the penalty area and can only clear straight to Santi Cazorla. The Spaniard attempts to chip the stranded keeper from 30 yards but gets it horribly wrong and his shot goes well wide.

    A couple of early chances for Arsenal.

  113. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "Jack Wilshere takes it to right hand side of the goal and then puts it wide. You are waiting for the net to bulge there really. That's Wilshere at his best, running through from midfield. It just needed a bit more quality at the end of it."

  114. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    A free-kick in a good position for Arsenal. Santi Cazorla whips the ball in from the left but it is too easy for goalkeeper Tolga Zengin.

    Arsenal should be ahead though as Jack Wilshere races through on goal, after an advantage is played following a shove on Alexis Sanchez, but the midfielder rolls the ball wide. He should score.

    Jack Wilshire reacts after missing a chance in front of goal for Arsenal
  115. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Sho: Hopefully Alexis Sanchez gets off the mark tonight. Think he only needs one goal to fully kick off his Arsenal career.

    Luke Campbell: Arsenal have made the Champions League stages 17 years in a row. If there's a man to stop that run, it's Demba Ba!

    Ogombe Maxwel: It would be better if Arsenal don't qualify for the Champions League group stage, their team is much better suited for the Europa League.

  116. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    For the moment though, Arsenal are camped in the Turks' half. An Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain corner is flicked on by Per Mertesecker but the ball rolls to safety.

    Home player Mesut Ozil is getting jeered by the Besiktas fans, presumably for opting to play for Germany over Turkey - show them your World Cup winners medal Mesut!

  117. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas can expect to do a lot of defending tonight but they have already shown in the early stages they can can break with pace. Arsenal will have to be careful.

  118. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Neat turn from Jack Wilshere before setting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain down the right. The England international beats his man very easily but his low cross is cleared. Bright start from the Gunners.

  119. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Emirates Stadium

    "Great atmosphere inside Emirates Stadium. It seems Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is now such an established Arsenal figure that he is allowed to simply be announced as "The Ox" when the teams are read out. Big cheer for Lukas Podolski, whose future at Arsenal has been in some doubt."

  120. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal 0-0 Besiktas

    Money, reputation and supporters goodwill.

    It is all at stake at the Emirates tonight. Game on.

  121. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    We want to know your tips in the Champions League this season: Winners, surprise and flop.

    Andy Martin: Winners: Chelsea. Surprise: Ludogorets. Flop: Liverpool.

    Andrew Priestley: Winners: Real Madrid. Surprise: Juventus. Flop: Liverpool.

    Ankur Goyal: Winners: Barcelona. Surprise: Arsenal. Flop: Bayern Munich.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  122. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Celtic

    Nothing is ever easy - just ask Celtic.

    The Scottish Premier League champions were dumped out of Europe last night by Slovenian side Maribor, after a humiliating 1-0 home loss.

    Imagine the reaction from the Emirates if similar happened tonight? It is safe to say Wenger would be feeling the heat once more.

  123. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    So, the nine-year trophy drought is finally over at Arsenal.

    You could almost sense those dark clouds lifting from the Emirates when the Gunners beat Hull to lift the FA Cup in May. The Community Shield followed earlier this month and four points from the opening two Premier League games leaves all happy in north London.

    It doesn't take long for that to change though. Defeat tonight and the mood would quickly darken again around the Emirates.

    The teams are out.

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    The app is freely available from Google Play for Android devices, the App Store for iPhones, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstore.

  125. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Tomas Rosicky

    Anyone banking on Alexis Sanchez to be prolific in Europe for Arsenal should perhaps think again. The former Barcelona man has only scored three Champions League in 24 appearances. Abou Diaby has scored more....... Having said that Besiktas's squad only have six goals in the competition between them.

  126. Post update

    Mesut Ozil in training

    Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: We have to make it for the 17th participation in the Champions League - no matter how!

  127. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "It's a big night for Arsenal football club. In the past we have taken it for granted that they would slide through these qualification games.

    "But this Turkish team will not travel particularly well. I hoping this is when Alexis Sanchez really announces himself to the Arsenal fans. He is an outstanding talent, full of pace. He's not the biggest player, but he can cause problems on the deck."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for live commentary on Arsenal v Besiktas.

  128. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Arsenal

    Something has to give then. Both Besiktas and Arsenal have been fairly formidable in Champions League qualifying matches but that can't go on for both of them this evening.

  129. Post update

    Crystal Palace latest

    Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has spoken to BBC Radio 5 live following the appointment of Neil Warnock as his new manager. Malky Mackay or Tim Sherwood had been favourites to get the job earlier in the week before talks broke down.

    He said: "There was no lack of candidates. We made the choice of Neil because he is the best person to take us forward now. He did a great job when he was here before and he understands the club.

    "He offered his services very early on so it was always an option that was there. The picture you try to paint that he was the last choice is not true. The standard of people that applied was very high... World Cup winners.

    "Everybody that we saw and we enquired about wanted very much to manage the football club. I'm sure if we had rung them last night they would still have wanted to manage the club."

  130. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Slaven Bilic

    What do we know about Besiktas? Former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba will be leading the attack for the Turks, having scored a treble in the previous round.

    The Turks are managed by ex-West Ham man Slaven Bilic. The Croat will missing from the Turks' dugout after being sent to the stands for arguing with referee Milorad Mazic in the first leg.

    "It's not ideal of course. I regret it and would love to be down there with the boys," he said. "But I don't see a huge problem in it. We have prepared our game plan and I have a big belief in my assistants and they'll do the job there."

  131. Post update

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: Good luck tonight guys, finish the job off!

  132. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Alexis Sanchez

    Summer signing from Barcelona Alexis Sanchez will be the man asked to operate as the lone striker in the absence of Olivier Giroud, although he did little to help his cause against Everton at the weekend,

    He was replaced at half-time at Goodison following an ineffective 45 minutes as the focal point of Arsenal's attack, but Wenger is convinced he can operate as more than a winger.

    He said: "You do not convict a player on one half. It was not all bad what he did, there was some quality in what he did. It was just that on the day we needed more physical presence."

  133. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Emirates Stadium

    "Thousands of Besiktas fans have travelled to Emirates Stadium in the hope of making the Champions League group stage after a goalless first leg in Turkey - and have travelled very noisily if the wall of noise outside the stadium 90 minutes before kick off was anything to go by.

    "Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger realises how precariously this qualifying tie is balanced and his job has been made even harder by the absence of suspended Aaron Ramsey, sent off in the first leg, and injured striker Olivier Giroud."

  134. LINE-UPS

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Wilshere, Ox, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez. Subs: Martinez, Chambers, Coquelin, Rosicky, Podolski, Campbell, Sanogo

    Besiktas: Zengin, Koybasi, Franco, Gulum, Motta, Hutchinson, Ozyakup, Kavlak, Pektemek, Sahan, Ba Subs: Gonen, Kurtulus, Sivok, Tore, Uysal, Koyunlu, Tosun

  135. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    As Arsenal and Besiktas battle to clinch their own place in the Champions League group stages, we want to know your tips in the competition this season. Let us know who you expect to win it, a surprise contender and a big team you expect to flop. I'll start you off...

    Winners: Real Madrid. Surprise: Arsenal. Flop: Barcelona.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  136. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Arsenal

    The omens are good for Arsene Wenger with Arsenal having never shipped a goal at home to Turkish opponents. Before this tie, Arsenal had never faced Besiktas.

  137. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal FC: The boss has arrived at Emirates Stadium ahead of tonight's Arsenal v Beskitas game.

  138. League Cup second round

    Stoke v Portsmouth (19:45 BST)

    Stoke: Butland; Wilkinson, Shawcross (c), Huth, Muniesa, Cameron, Adam, Odemwingie, Walters, Moses; Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Arnautovic, Wilson, Diouf, Sidwell, Teixeira, Shenton.

    Portsmouth: Jones; Webster, Devera, Whatmough, Butler, Ertl (c), Awford; Holmes, Wallace, Barcham, Taylor. Subs: Brezovan, Robinson, Close, Atangana, Hollands, Storey, Westcarr

  139. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "Alexis Sanchez is sharp in his movement, he is quick. I believe he can give them trouble. Yaya Sanogo is ready as well. It was a tight decision but Sanchez is used to playing under pressure.

    "Laurent Koscielny has important experience, Calum Chambers has done well but maybe he needs a breather. I have told the players to keep calm and trust in the way we play."

  140. League Cup second round

    Bradford v Leeds (19:45 BST)

    Bradford

    Bradford know all about what a League Cup run can do to a club's fortunes after reaching the final in 2013, and then winning promotion to League One. They will fancy their chances of deepening Leeds' woes in a tasty Yorkshire derby this evening.

    Leeds boss Dave Hockaday was almost sacked just four matches into the league season on Saturday and you can't help wonder how owner Massimo Cellino would react to defeat.

  141. League Cup second round

    Bradford City v Leeds United (19:45 BST)

    Bradford City XI: Williams, Darby, McArdle, Sheehan, Meredith, Liddle, Knott, Kennedy, Clarke, Mclean, Hanson.

    Subs: Urwin, Dolan, Yeates, Shariff, Routis, McBurnie, Morais.

    Leeds United XI: S Taylor, Wootton, Pearce, Cooper, Warnock, Tonge, Murphy, Bianchi, Norris, Smith, Sharp.

    Subs: Silvestri, C Taylor, Cook, Poleon, Antenucci, Ajose, Benedicic.

  142. League Cup second round

    Burton v QPR (19:45 BST)

    Burton Albion: McLaughlin, Edwards, Cansdell-Sherriff, Mousinho, Taft, Sharps (c), MacDonald, Knowles, McGurk, Palmer, Harness. Subs: Lyness, McFadzean, Bell, Weir, Beavon, Blyth, Slade

    QPR: Murphy, Simpson, Hill, Phillips, SWP, Onuoha, Faurlin, Henry, Dunne, Hoilett, Taarabt. Subs: Green, Fer, Mutch, Zamora, Ehmer, Doughty, Harriman

  143. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Warnock

    The build-up all tonight's action is starting on BBC Radio 5 live now with full commentary of Arsenal v Besiktas from 19:45. You can listen by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

    Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish will be live just after 19:00 BST, talking about the return of Neil Warnock as manager.

  144. League Cup second round

    Aston Villa v Leyton Orient (19:45)

    Striker Darren Bent makes his first start for Aston Villa since May 2013, while midfielder Joe Cole is handed a debut and goalkeeper Shay Given plays for the club for the first time in 20 months.

    Aston Villa XI: Given (c), Baker, Bacuna, Cole, Senderos, Westwood, Richardson, Bent, Hutton, Sanchez, Grealish.

    Subs: Guzan, Clark, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Delph, Herd, N'Zogbia.

    Leyton Orient XI: Woods, Omozusi, Sawyer, Baudry, Cox, James, Mooney (c), Lowry, Pritchard, Bartley, Simpson.

    Subs: Legzdins, Vincelot, Cuthbert, Clarke, Lee, Dagnall, Henderson.

  145. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal looked as though they would be going into tonight's crucial Champions League tie on a downer after 82 minutes of Saturday's Premier League trip to Everton.

    2-0 down, out played and looking short of ideas until, inspired by substitute Olivier Giroud, they hit back to earn an unlikely point.

    There will be no Giroud this evening, due to his ankle injury, and with Aaron Ramsey suspended after a red card in the first leg in Turkey goals might be in short supply.

  146. League Cup second round

    Birmingham v Sunderland (19:45 BST)

    Birmingham City XI: Doyle, Eardley, Edgar, Hall, Robinson, Duffy, Gleeson, Caddis, Cotterill, Donaldson, Thomas.

    Subs: Randolph, Grounds, Spector, Davis, Gray, Novak, Johnstone.

    Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Jones, Brown, O'Shea (c), Vergini, Johnson, Larsson, Bridcutt, Gomez, Wickham, Altidore.

    Subs: Van Aanholt, Cattermole, Rodwell, Fletcher, Giaccherini, Mannone, Buckley.

  147. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made three changes from the side who drew 2-2 with Everton on Saturday. Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla and Mathieu Flamini come in for Calum Chambers, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Wilshere, Ox, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez

  148. Champions League round-up

    Arsenal aren't the only team in Champions League play-off action this evening.

    Napoli manager Rafael Benitez takes his side to Athletic Bilbao, drawing 1-1 from the first leg, while FC Copenhagen face a tough task to turn around a 3-2 deficit at Bayer Leverkusen.

    Elsewhere Austria's FC Salzburg travel to Malmo, of Sweden, leading 2-1 and Romanian club Steaua Bucharest travel to Ludogorets Razgrad of Bulgaria leading 1-0.

  149. No panic buy for Wenger

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Olivier Giroud

    Talking about strikers, it appears Arsene Wenger is prepared to ride out his latest potential problems in attack.

    There are fears France international Olivier Giroud is facing a substantial spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but the Gunners boss isn't about to rush into signing a replacement,

    With Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott, he believes he already has enough.

    A gamble? Only time will tell.

  150. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Arsene Wenger has already said Arsenal are "desperate" to navigate their way beyond the play-off. A quick look at the financial side and it is no wonder why.

    Qualification to the Champions League group stages will bring Arsenal £6.8m in prize money, with each subsequent group match worth in the region of £2.4m in additional match-day revenue.

    That could buy a striker Arsene......

  151. Post update

    Arsenal v Besiktas (19:45)

    Good evening and welcome to the latest live text offering from BBC Sport, where Arsenal are bidding to book their place in the Champions League group stages for a 17th consecutive season.

    Drawing 0-0 with Besiktas from the first leg of their play-off in Istanbul, the Gunners know what it takes to complete the job. The Emirates expects.

    No pressure then.

  152. Post update

    In August 1997, Tony Blair's reign as Prime Minister was in its infancy.

    Tony Blair

    Will Smith was top of the singles chart with 'Men in Black'.

    Will Smith

    And Arsenal had not qualified for the 1997/98 Champions League group stages. Seventeen seasons on and the Gunners haven't failed to do so since.