Arsenal face Besiktas test in Champions League qualifier

The draw for the Champions League playoff round is displayed on an electronic board at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

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Arsenal have been drawn against Besiktas in the Champions League play-off round.

Arsene Wenger’s side will travel to Turkey for the first leg on August 19 or 20 with the return at the Emirates the following week.

Celtic, who were reinstated into the competition after Legia Warsaw were expelled for fielding an ineligible player at Murrayfield on Wednesday, have been paired with Slovenian side Maribor.

Like Arsenal, the Scottish champions have been drawn away from home in the first leg.

Full draw: 

Maribor v Celtic

Salzburg v Malmo

Aalborg v APOEL

Steau Bucharest v Ludogorets 1945

Slovan Bratislava v FC Bate

Besiktas v Arsenal

Standard Liege v Zenit St Petersburg

FC Copenhagen v Bayer Leverkusen

Lille v FC Porto

Napoli v Athletic Bilbao

Ties will take place on August 19-20 and August 26-27.