The Champions League group stage draw was conducted today in Monaco and after being included in pot 2, we were certainly facing the draw with slight trepidation given the threat of being handed a tough group.
However, the result wasn’t too bad and while we’ve once again been drawn against our conquerors in 2013 and 2014 – Bayern Munich – the teams who came out of the other pots were not that difficult.
Olympiacos, another team we are extremely familiar with were drawn out of pot three into Group F while our opponents in the play-off round in 2006, Dinamo Zagreb, make up the entire group.
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The fixtures against Bayern Munich will certainly catch the attention though few will acknowledge that we’re unbeaten against the German champions on their own patch.
While we defeated them at the Allianz Arena in 2013, we came away with a 1-1 draw in 2014 – crashing out of the Champions League on both occasions.
Check out the reaction below to our Champions League group stage draw.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 27, 2015
Arsenal should get through… — John Cross (@johncrossmirror) August 27, 2015
— Holger Badstuber (@Badstuber) August 27, 2015
— Mario Götze (@MarioGoetze) August 27, 2015
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 27, 2015