Arsenal coasted to a 2-0 win thanks to a pair from Aaron Ramsey to seal a 5-0 aggregate win over Turkish side Fenerbahce. The win ensures Arsenal's slot in the UEFA Champions League group stages and saves UEFA blushes: Fenerbahce have been ejected from European play on match-fixing charges, but played on pending an appeal from the CAS.
Arsenal were joined by Steaua Bucharest, Schalke , Basel and Austria Wien. The final five entrants into the group stage will be decided on Wednesday, with the group stage draw following Thursday morning.
Arsenal made it look easy on Tuesday in front of a sparsely-attended Emirates. Holding a three-goal cushion -- and never having lost a game to Fenerbahce -- this was presumed to be an easy win for the Gunners, and they did not disappoint.
Ramsey broke the tension after 25 minutes when Lukas Podolski played a diagonal ball through a spotty Turkish back line, allowing Theo Walcott to skip left and pass in the box. Ramsey made no mistake, firing p...