Aug 19, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Inonu Stadium
Besiktas
0-0
Arsenal

Ramon (53'), Ozyakup (77')
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Ramsey (54'), Flamini (55'), Monreal (66')
Ramsey (80')

Slaven Bilic: 'Besiktas deserved a victory over Arsenal'

Besiktas' Croatian head coach Slaven Bilic waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19,2014
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Slaven Bilic believes that Besiktas deserved more after holding Arsenal to a goalless draw on Tuesday night.

Slaven Bilic has claimed that his Besiktas side deserved more after playing out a goalless draw with Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying tie on Tuesday night.

The stalemate means that the Turkish club still have a good chance of upsetting the Gunners, who are looking to reach the group stages of the competition for the 17th season in a row, and Bilic believes that their performance will give them a boost ahead of their trip to the Emirates Stadium.

"It was a great game to watch, it wasn't like a usual boring 0-0," the Croatian told Sky Sports News. "It was a very offensive game. I'm so proud of my boys.

"Arsenal had chances, but I think we deserved to win. Our chances were a little bit better. It was a good result for us and we're still alive.

"We go to the Emirates in one week with even more confidence than we had before this game."

The second leg takes place in North London next Wednesday.

Arsenal's French Manager Arsene Wenger gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
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