Champions League draw: Arsenal face tough trip to Fenerbahce in tournament following draw

Arsenal will face Turkish side Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-offs in a what is likely to be a challenging two legs for Arsene Wenger’s side.

Both legs are set to go ahead despite the Fenerbahce waiting 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, after being banned by UEFA for match-fixing in domestic competition.

Home and away matches against will take place as the CAS verdict is due before the group stage draw is made.

However, UEFA explained that no decision has yet been made regarding what would happen in the event of Fenerbahce winning the tie and losing their CAS appeal.

Arsenal will travel to Turkey for the first leg before the return match at the Emirates a week later.

Meanwhile, Celtic have been drawn against Shakhter Karagandy of Kazakhstan. Ties for both matches will take place on Aug 20/21 and Aug 27/28.

Champions League play-off draw

Dinamo Zagreb v FK Austria Vienna Ludogorets v Basle Plzen v Maribor Shakhtyor Karaganda v Celtic Steaua Bucuresti v Legia Warsaw Lyon v Real Sociedad Schalke 04 v FC Metalist Kharkiv Pacos Ferreira v Zenit St Petersburg PSV v AC Milan Fenerbahce v Arsenal Ties to be played 20/21 and 27/28 August

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