PARIS - Arsenal made sure of a 16th consecutive appearance in soccer's Champions League group stage on Tuesday, while German outfit Schalke joined them with a dramatic win in Greece.
The Gunners already had more than one foot in Thursday's group-stage draw after easing to a 3-0 win against Fenerbahce in Istanbul in last week's first leg, but they finished the job in style and Aaron Ramsey starred again.
The Welshman netted in the first leg and scored both goals in the return at the Emirates Stadium, rolling the ball into an empty net in the 25th minute after Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott combined to set him up.
Ramsey then grabbed his second on the night in the 72nd minute with a superb first-time finish on a volley from a Kieran Gibbs assist.
That gave Arsenal a 2-0 win on the night and progress 5-0 on aggregate, but the loss of Podolski to injury at the start of the second half took some gloss off a fine evening's work for Arsene Wenger's side.
With Ramsey also going off before the final whistle with a groin problem, pressure will mount on Wenger to buy before the transfer window closes.
"We played a heavy price on the injury front because we lost Podolski. I don't know how bad Ramsey is. I don't know how Wilshere responds to an ankle problem," said Wenger.
"He (Wilshere) looks all right. But Podolski is definitely out for 21 days and Ramsey we have to check how severe his groin is tomorrow (Wednesday)."