Aug 27, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
2-0
Fenerbahce
Ramsey (25', 72')
Mertesacker (35'), Ramey (70')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Korkmaz (29'), Emenike (55'), Meireles (78'), Gonul (88')

Half-Time Report: Aaron Ramsey edges Arsenal closer to the group stages

Aaron Ramsey's first-half effort gives Arsenal a 4-0 aggregate lead over Fenerbahce in their Champions League qualifying tie.

Aaron Ramsey has given Arsenal a 1-0 half-time advantage at the Emirates Stadium, meaning the Gunners now lead Fenerbahce by 4-0 on aggregate.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Fenerbahce's Dirk Kuyt battle for the ball during their Champions League play-off match on August 27, 2013© Getty Images

Fenerbahce started the game confidently and they could have been ahead after just 12 minutes when Bacary Sagna fired the ball against Raul Meireles but Wojciech Szczesny reacted well to prevent what would have been a fortunate goal.

Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere combined a few minutes later to free Olivier Giroud, who wasted a good chance by curling a shot wide of the post from 25 yards out.

Arsenal found the goal to relieve the pressure in the 25th minute as a mistimed tackle fell to Ramsey inside the box and the midfielder had the easy task of slotting the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Giroud was gifted a great opportunity to double his side's lead when Ramsey picked out the striker inside the box but the Frenchman's effort from a tight angle was blocked by Volkan Demirel.

Szczesny was called into action again shortly before the interval as Emmanuel Emenike forced the Polish goalkeeper to tip a powerful strike against the post.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Fenerbahce during their Champions League play-off match on August 27, 2013
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