.UEFA Champions League Playoff –
Aaron Ramsey was sent off as Arsenal fought out a goalless draw away at Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie on Tuesday.
Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba gave the Gunners a scare when he hit the bar from the halfway line from kick-off.
But Arsenal, bidding to reach the group stage for a 17th consecutive season, also had chances in an open game.
After Ramsey saw red for a second booking, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain saw his shot turned on to the post.
The England international had surged into the box from the right wing in the 88th minute and it took a brilliant diving save from Tolga Zengin to deny him.
Defeat would have been harsh on a Besiktas side who took the game to the Gunners from the start, and they will deservedly travel to north London next week with the tie in the balance.