Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal FC a convincing first-leg victory against Fenerbahçe SK, all but securing the Gunners a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 16th successive season.
A play-off tie lacking in major incident sprung to life six minutes after the restart when Gibbs turned in his first European goal. Ramsey, on target when the English side won 5-2 here in the group stage five years ago, drove in the second after hour and a miserable night for Fenerbahçe was compounded by Giroud's 77th-minute penalty.
|1||Volkan Demirel (GK)||1||Szczęsny (GK)|
|5||Mehmet Topal||4||Mertesacker (C)|
|25||Emre Belözoğlu (C)||28||Gibbs|
|23||Mert Günok (GK)||21||Fabiański (GK)|
|Ersun Yanal (TUR)||Arsène Wenger (FRA)|
|Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)|