Aug 28

CL Group Stage Draw: Arsenal Face Tricky European Tests

Arsenal have been drawn in Group G along with FC Porto, Fenerbache and Dynamo Kiev in the inaugural saw for the Champions League group stage.

Arsène Wenger’s team will travel to Portugal, Turkey and Ukraine after beating Dutch side FC Twente in the Third Qualifying Round.

Out of the three teams, Fenerbache appear to be the strongest on paper boasting Spain’s Euro 2008-winning coach Luis Aragones.

Champions League group stage draw in full (British teams marked in bold):

Group A: CHELSEA, AS Roma, Bordeaux, Cluj
Group B: Inter, Werder, Panathinaikos, Anorthosis
Group C: Barcelona, Sporting, FC Basel, Shakhtar
Group D: LIVERPOOL, PSV, Marseille, Atletico
Group E: MAN UTD, Villarreal, CELTIC, Aalborg
Group F: Lyon, Bayern, Steaua, Fiorentina
Group G: ARSENAL, FC Porto, Fenerbahce, Dinamo Kiev
Group H: Real Madrid, Juventus, Zenit, Bate

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14 Responses to “CL Group Stage Draw: Arsenal Face Tricky European Tests”

  1. OMG WITH PORTO AND FENERBAHCE
    THIS IS GOING TO BE TOUGH BUT STILL I BELIEVE IN OUT TEAM
    ARSENAL 4 LIFE

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  2. sam says:

    I'm just glad we avoided Bayern. This group we have is definitely winable.

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  3. Nick says:

    Dont underestimate Dynamo. They just defeated Sparta Moscow which is the second best team in Russia.

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  4. Marko says:

    Should be alright. I'm glad we didn't get a Villarreal, Fiorentina or Atletico. It could of been worse but I'm sure Wenger won't be happy with going to Kiev or Turkey in the Winter.

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  5. Marko says:

    Liverpool might be out early this year.

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  6. Fabregas' Dad says:

    I have serious doubts about whether Liverpool can make it through their group.

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  7. ChrisMoz says:

    it could hav been a lot lot worse so i am happy about it to be honest. going to turkey and the Ukraine doesnt sound too appealing thought in terms on hostile supporters but still the teams arent as good as the ones in liverpools group

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  8. Handy says:

    LOL @ Pool.

    Away at Kiev is a bitch.

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  9. Sue says:

    I really cant remember the last time we had an easy group

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  10. chris says:

    it is not going to be very easy for arsenal but hopefully we wanna top the group. liverpool have the trickiest groups and they should be on the lookout! arsenal 4 lyf men.

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  11. Stu says:

    Surely now Arsene has to go out and buy some quality players to deal with the group. All of the teams we got are attacking ones and our defence is pretty suspect lately, especially when Toure & Gallas play together.

    On arsenal.com in the key battles it has Toure vs Owen. If that's anything to go by then it seem that Djourou will again be unnecessarily dropped, even after his good displays.

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  12. Attila says:

    The key will be the away matches according to Danny Fiszman. Fenerbahce can make suprise like last year against Chelsea. We must improve our devensive role. Shall we buy Raúl Albiol? :D

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  13. LemonSole says:

    EASY

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  14. Ricky says:

    Tough group but hopefully we get through with are CL experince.

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