Well Arsenal fans, it is the Champions League group stage draw today and after the Gunners got one of the worst possible draws in the Capital One Cup earlier this week, we could do with better luck this evening.
When you look at our possible opponents, there is a good chance that, even though the new rules mean that Arsenal are in pot 2 despite our excellent UEFA coefficient, we could well end up being the favourites to win the group. If you didn´t know, the rules now mean that the name of `Champions´ League makes more sense as the winners of the title in the top eight leagues go into pot 1.
So as a club cannot be drawn with another from the same league (Chelsea), the possible teams for us to be drawn with are; Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG, Benfica, Zenit St. Petersburg and PSV Eindhoven. So while the Gunners would rather not be drawn in the same group as the Italian or French champions, it would not be a disaster.
Realistically then, the only real ones to avoid are Barcelona and Bayern and with any other draw you would think that we have a good chance of finally finishing on top of our group. So what are the chances Gooners? You can feel it coming can´t you?