Arsenal will open their home account in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, as The Gunners entertain FC Basel on Matchday Two of Group A.
Arsene Wenger's men come into the game unbeaten in seven in all competitions, including four successive Premier League wins.
Gunners seek first win of competition
Last time out, Arsenal held Paris Saint-Germain to a hard-earned 1-1 draw in Paris. Alexis Sánchez hammered in the rebound from Alex Iwobi's shot, to cancel out Edinson Cavani's opening-minute opener and take a vital point at the French champions, a fortnight ago.
On Matchday Two, Wenger's side will host another nation's winner, this time FC Basel of Switzerland. In recent times, the Swiss side have become somewhat of a bogey team for English opposition in Europe.
Both sides will be looking to record a first win in the group, after Basel also drew against Bulgarians Ludogorets Razgrad. Domestically, Urs Fischer's men are also in imperious form, having won their last five outings.
Rotblau have impressive record
In 2011, Rotblau held Manchester United to a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford. In the return fixture, the same side - containing Xherdan Shaqiri and Gunners' man Granit Xhaka - knocked The Red Devils out of the Champions League at St. Jakob-Park, winning 2-1.
The Swiss side exacted sweet revenge in a few months later however, beating the West Londoners home and away in Europe's premier competition, with future Blue Mohamed Salah scoring on both occasions.
Even Liverpool are not immune. The Reds have not beaten Basel in four attempts. In total, the Swiss have won six times against all English opposition in 20 meetings, losing just twice over the last five years.
Duo make for strange bedfellows
As the two sides meet for the first time in Europe, there are one or two underlying narratives on show.
One in particular will be the likely battle between brothers Taulant and Granit - Xhaka. As documented the latter and former Basel player, will go head to head with his older sibling in North London.
Both men hail from the the Swiss town and are products of the club's youth team. The two met during previously Euro 2016, when Switzerland faced Albania. There was little love lot on the pitch on that occasion and once again on Wednesday night, brotherly love is set to be put to one side.
In another link between the two clubs, Mohamed Elneny will be reunited with his former team. The Arsenal midfielder left Basel back in January for fee of £5m, but may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Olivier Giroud serves a one-match suspension after the Frenchman was sent off late in Paris. Francis Coquelin has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a knee injury, so Granit Xhaka will deputise. Aaron Ramsey is set to return after the international break, while Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker are both out until the new year.
Basel are without defender Manuel Akanji and midfielder Kevin Bua. The Swiss champions are expected to name a largely unchanged lineup however.