But the news on everybody's lips now is the suspension of Fenerbache from European competetions. The Turkish club were expelled by UEFA in June after judging that club officials helped fix matches to win the 2011 Turkish league title. UEFA rules bar clubs which are implicated in fixing matches played since April 2007. But the Turks tendered an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which hence allowed them participate in the Champs Lge qualifiers, CAS have however confirmed the dismissal of Fener's appeal against the two-year competition ban imposed by UEFA.
The ruling immediately removes Fenerbahce from the group stage of the Europa League as they were due to join the second-tier competition and have been replaced by Cyprus club APOEL after a mini-draw of sides who missed out.
What this means is that Arsenal's win against the Turks was an exercise in futility. Arsene Wenger who fielded a strong side to send them on a 5-0 aggregate win at the cost of injuries to Lukas Podolski, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey.
The Arsenal manager revealed yesterday that Podolski who was stretched out of the match due an hamstring injury, could be out for up to ten weeks. However there's been some encouraging news for the Arsenal faithfuls as reports coming out of Emirates this morning, claim Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey have been passed fit to face Tottenham on Sunday.
Arsenal could have just sit back, chillax at home and find themselves in the Group stages of the UEFA Champs Lge for the 16th year in a row.