As we all know Arsenal will go out against Barcelona or Bayern Munich in the first knockout round of the Champions League, but before that, we’ll just scrape through the group stage after fixtures with Paris Saint Germain, FC Basel and Bulgarian outfit FC Ludogorets.
Arsenal haven’t faced any of the sides in the Champions League before. So that’s exciting. And it’s doubly titillating for Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka who’ll get a Swiss reunion with their old club.
Disappointingly for the Gunners we’ve been denied our annual doubleheaders with Borussia Dortmund (stuck in the same ‘revamped’ pot of seeds) and Olympiakos (too sh*t to qualify). Ah well.
Paris Saint Germain