Arsenal boss Wenger admits baffling Champions League draw with Fenerbahce

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is unsure what to make of their Champions League qualifier with Fenerbahce.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is unsure what to make of their Champions League qualifier with Fenerbahce.

Wenger admitted that Arsenal’s Champions League eliminator against Fenerbahce is a "strange situation" considering the Turkish club could win the tie and still be thrown out of the competition if their appeal against a two-year ban for match-fixing allegations is thrown out later this month.

"It’s a strange situation," said Wenger. "They are basically suspended. It is a strange situation in different ways.

"They have been suspended to play in Europe, have appealed to a tribunal to the Arbitration of Sport. On top of that, nobody knows if they lose the case what will happen. It’s a very strange situation.

"But it’s a difficult draw. Fenerbahce is a strong team with history in the Champions League. They have good players who have played in England – Yobo, Dirk Kuyt.

"I looked at their squad and there is a lot of experience. We need to have a good performance and I am confident we can go through but it is a big task."

 
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