Arsene Wenger would have urged his squad to get a good night’s rest ahead of their crunch Champions League tie against Fenerbahce on tonight but it seems supporters of the Turkish giants had other ideas.

Arsenal’s team hotel came under fire on Tuesday evening as Fenerbahce supporters lit flares and fireworks on the eve of their first-leg qualifier.

The Turkish supporters, who are rebellious for creating an intimidating atmosphere for travelling sides, lived up to their reputation as they chanted a number of songs outside the hotel where Wenger and his under-fire squad were supposed to be resting.

Jack Wilshere revealed the extent of the disturbance by the raucous Fenerbahce fans tweeting on Wednesday morning: ‘Getting ready for tonight! Had some visitors outside
our hotel last night! Atmosphere tonight will be amazing!’

The Arsenal midfielder then posted a picture from his hotel room showing just how close the Turkish support got to Wenger’s travelling team.

Arsenal arrive in Istanbul as a team under intense pressure following their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on Saturday.

Wenger’s transfer policy is also the subject of much controversy with Arsenal yet to spend any money this summer.

And the constant scrutiny of his summer spending, or lack of it, is clearly wearing thin and he snapped at the idea that close rivals, particularly Tottenham, were recruiting well in
Tuesday’s pre-match press conference.


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