• This will be only the second occasion that these two sides have met in a European game - the first being the 2000 UEFA Cup final that ended 0-0 before Galatasaray won 4–1 on penalties.
  • Excluding penalty shootouts, Arsenal have never lost a game against a Turkish opponent (W5 D4), keeping a clean sheet in eight of these nine games.
  • The Gunners have won just one of their last six Champions League games (W1 D2 L3 incl. qualifiers); this victory came against Turkish opposition in Beskitas, however.
  • Galatasaray have never won a European game away against an English side (D3 L6).
  • The Turkish side are three goals away from the 100-goal mark in the Champions League (97).
  • Of the 32 teams in the 2014-15 Champions League, Galatasaray have been given a red card the most frequently on average (one every six games).
  • Burak Yilmaz scored his ninth Champions League goal on MD1 against Anderlecht. Only one Turkish player has scored more goals in the Champions League - Hakan Sükür (13).
  • Galatasaray have kept a clean sheet in one of their last 14 Champions League games.
  • Mesut Özil has had a hand in a goal every 243 mins in the CL for Arsenal. At Real Madrid, this ratio was a goal or assist every 129 mins.