OKay Arsenal have been handed a tough looking group in the Champions League once more, but maybe it is not that bad to be honest. The German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are clearly the club expected to top the group, but the other two teams, Olympiakos of Greece and Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia, should not cause us two many problems.
So you would assume that the Gunners are set to get out of the group once again and if we are second there is still a decent chance that we could avoid the really tough teams, especially now that we have the vastly experienced Petr Cech in goal. The former Chelsea number one´s keeping ability and the way he has made our whole defence more assured puts us in a much better position to get through a two legged play off.
And with a bit of luck, Arsenal could stun Pep Guardiola´s Bayern and top the group. We have already got over those early season jitters and the fixture list could help. First up is our easiest away game in Zagreb, followed by a home clash with Olympiakos which should be a banker win and then the Germans come to London.
The last time this happened we were all over them and if Ozil had converted his penalty I think we would have gone on to win. As we know he fluffed it and then Szczesny was harshly sent off. But with Cech in goal and the Gunners on form I can definitely see us getting a result and that would give us the impetus to go and win in Greece and stop Bayern winning in Munich.
I have a feeling that being underdogs might just suit Arsenal and that could help us to either top the group or get through the first knockout stage. Could this be the year of the Gunners?