Wenger says his German players may face Besiktas next week

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Aug 16th, 2014
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Ramsey-Palace Aug2014Arsene Wenger has hinted that his German players, who just returned for pre-season this week, may face Besiktas on Tuesday in the Champions League play-offs.

The French manager was speaking, after watching his team come from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at the Emirates.

Brede Hangeland gave the visitors the lead, before Laurent Koscielny levelled before the break. Aaron Ramsey smashed in the winner in stoppage time.

“They made it very difficult, they defended very well and took their first opportunity. After that they made it very tight, they were physically very strong and we needed to keep going. Our desire got us through,” Wenger told BBC Sport.

“If you look at the results today, no home team won, we were the only one so it shows in the first game it is not easy to win.

“The Champions League qualifier is massive game for us next week against Besiktas, we have a short time to recover. Normally the German players would not play in that game. We will have to see on Sunday but only in case of emergency.”

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