In 1993 Istanbul giants Galatasaray famously greeted Manchester United with the banner "Welcome To Hell".
Two decades on and it’s Arsenal who arrive in Istanbul, for a Champions League play-off first leg against Fenerbahce.
With tens of millions of pounds in revenue at stake, the Turkish club's fans will stop at nothing to put Arsenal off their game.
This group of supporters went so far as to set up camp outside Arsenal's hotel, the Wyndham Hotel Kalamis, employing anti-social tactics throughout the night to keep them awake.
Flares, fireworks and bangers were the order of the night as the fans tried to interrupt Arsenal’s sleep.
It does seem like a waste of time though – given how dreadful Arsenal were against Aston Villa at the weekend, and that half their team got injured, one wonders whether they had a chance in Istanbul anyway.
Given how poorly they've performed on and off the pitch, Arsenal's best hope could be UEFA, who may kick Fenerbahce out of the Champions League over their involvement in a match-fixing scandal.