Surveying Arsenal's Champions League group draw

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Well, the Champions League group stage draw is finally over, and as expected, Arsenal have been gifted a tough one.  Honestly, was it so much to ask to be given Basel, Ajax or literally any of the teams in pot 4 that were not Monaco, Roma or Anderlecht?  But, as they say, to be the best you have to beat the best, right?…right? (full group stage draw)

Yes Arsene, I had a similar face when I saw our group as well - it's never easy, is it? (image courtesy of Arsenal's official Facebook page)

Yes Arsene, I had a similar face when I saw our group as well – it’s never easy, is it? (image courtesy of Arsenal’s official Facebook page)

Unsurprisingly, we were handed Borussia Dortmund yet again, and while many will say that it’s a better draw because we are familiar with them, they often forget that such familiarities go both ways, and Jurgen Klopp will know how to get a result against us; but hey, at least it’ll be an entertaining match.


As for Galatasaray and Anderlecht, well, we seem to love going to Istanbul, so why not just go right back there yet again?  Anderlecht are a young but talented bunch, and though they’re the minnows of the lot, they absolutely cannot be taken lightly.


Enough banter, let’s get right down to the nitty-gritty; surveying each of the clubs we have to come to grips with if we are to progress once more into the knockout stages

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