Arsene Wenger will look to celebrate his 18-year anniversary as Arsenal manager with a victory against Galatasaray in their Champions League Group D game at the Emirates.
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Arsenal did not make the greatest of starts to their Champions League campaign, comprehensively losing 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion on Matchday One.
As a result, Arsenal, who have not been too great in the English Premier League either, cannot afford another slip up even at this early stage of the Champions League.
"The group stage is a minimum of 10 points so the home games are vital," Wenger said. "We had a disappointing result in Dortmund and at the moment I feel that the potential is there for us.
"We don't lose a lot but we want to find the winning edge together and we have that opportunity [against Galatasaray].
"It's early but we are maybe more under pressure to win the game than if we had won the first.
"But it is the same in the Champions League -- you want to win your home games. You need one good result away from home and then win all your home games."
Arsenal have been pretty good in spells in most of their games this season, but they just haven't been able to find goals when they have been on top.
Had they struck when they were dominating Manchester City or Tottenham at the Emirates, then they would not have found themselves with just 10 points and two wins from six matches.
The Champions League match against Dortmund was a completely different performance, though. The bulk of the Arsenal players just failed to show up on the night, and Wenger will know that the North London side cannot afford another similar performance.
Looking to inflict another defeat on Arsenal in this season's Champions League will be Galatasaray, who will look for a deep run under former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli.
Galatasaray are seen as the third favourites, behind Arsenal and Dortmund, to qualify for the knockout stages from Group D, which also consists of Anderlecht, but that prediction will change considerably if the Turkish giants manage to come away with three points from the Emirates.
"We are playing against a quality team with a lot of experience," Prandelli said. "In our own half we will try to play our own game. They will try to get at us and we must be focused and try to control the play as best we can.
"We know it will be a difficult game but we are confident. We have to do a lot of running every match. It's European football -- we should be running, closing all the gaps.
"They have shown they can play football no matter who is on the pitch and as a big team we should also ensure we impose ourselves too. We will make sure that whenever we lose possession we win it back very quickly. We must be very brave."
Team news: Arsenal: Wenger has nine senior players out injured, with Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta joining seven other players – Olivier Giroud, Yaya Sanogo, Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Debuchy and Nacho Monreal -- after picking up calf and hamstring injuries respectively in the Premier League draw against Tottenham.
Jack Wilshere, though, has been passed fit and is in the squad, although Wenger is likely to urge on the side of caution and start the midfielder on the bench.
Galatasaray: Prandelli has absolutely no problems on the injury front and has a full squad to choose from.
Expected lineups: Arsenal: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck.
Galatasaray: Muslera; Semih, Melo, Chedjou; Tarık, Selcuk, Sneijder, Dzemaili, Telles; Yilmaz, Olcan.
Prediction: 2-1 to Arsenal