Last Updated: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 14:15
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has warned his side they must take nothing for granted when they take on Fenerbahce in the Champion League.
The Gunners head to Turkey on Wednesday in the first leg of their play-off for the Champions League group stages knowing the Turkish side could actually be thrown out of the competition later in the month.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport is due to decide on August 28 whether the Fenerbahce can continue in the competition after being banned for match-fixing in their domestic game but Wenger told the club's website they can not afford to rely on any outside help.
"It is a vital game for us, because we have fought very hard to be in this position," the manager said. "We finished just two points behind Chelsea, the last game was decisive, and just one point above Tottenham.
"We needed 10 games unbeaten at the end to achieve that and we want to finish the job now.
"You cannot gamble on [the CAS ruling]. What is important for us is the pride of any football club to win on the pitch. All the rest is less important, so that is what we want to achieve."
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