Besiktas vs Arsenal team news: Olivier Giroud replaces Yaya Sanogo up front while Nacho Monreal comes in for Kieran Gibbs

The Gunners have won all of their Champions League qualifiers

Arsenal have made two changes to the side which defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at the weekend for the Champions League qualifier against Besiktas in Turkey, Olivier Giroud comes in for Yaya Sanogo up front, and Nacho Monreal replaces Kieran Gibbs at left-back.

The left-back Gibbs has been ruled put for three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the win over Palace.

Giroud comes in for Sanogo for his first start of the season. He scored Arsenal's third goal in the 3-0 Community Shield victory over Manchester City earlier this month.

Alexis Sanchez makes his first start for the club in European competition after his £35m move from Barcelona.

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba starts up front for Besiktas.

The Gunners have won all 12 of their previous Champions League qualifying ties.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Sanchez, Cazorla, Giroud.

Besiktas: Tolga, İsmail, Motta, Ersan, Pedro, Olcay, Veli, Necip, Oğuzhan, Mustafa, Demba Ba

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