Finally Arsenal got a bit of luck in a draw for a cup competition, following regular groans every time our name was pulled out of the hat. In fact, this time we could not have asked for better, with the French club Monaco our opponents in the first knockout round of the Champions League this season.
It was not even that stressful to watch for Arsenal fans, as all the big teams were picked against other group runners up, leaving Porto and Monaco with our name still to be drawn. It is a return to his former club for Arsene Wenger, who managed them before heading off to Japan for a bit.
There are no easy games at this stage in the UCL but this was as good as we could have got. Monaco last season were full of stars but they have since lost the likes of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez and should not give the Gunners too many problems.
Struggling in the French Ligue 1 and with Dimitar Berbatov their top scorer with just four goals, Monaco should not be able to cope with the likes of Alexis, Giroud, Ozil and Ramsey and it really is looking good for Arsenal to progress at least a little further in Europe this season.
Who knows, if we are on a roll by then anve a better looking injury list, could the Gunners go all the way?