Revealed: The Teams Arsenal Could Face In The Champions League Draw

By on August 28, 2014

The draw for the Champions League group stages takes place at 5pm this afternoon.

Thankfully Arsenal’s name will be in the hat for the 17th consecutive season thanks to a 1-0 win over Besiktas last night, after Alexis Sanchez scored the only goal of the two legs to book our place in the group stages.

Here are each of the four pots. Once again, thanks to our consistency in the competition, Arsenal are in Pot 1 so will avoid the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and remember, we can not face another English side at this stage.

Pot One: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, ARSENAL, Porto

Pot Two: Schalke, Dortmund, Juventus, Paris St-Germain, Basel, Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Zenit

Pot Three: Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiakos, CSKA Moscow, Ajax, Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon, Galatasaray, Athletic Bilbao

Pot Four: Anderlecht, Roma, Apoel Nicosia, Bate Borisov, Ludogorets, Maribor, Monaco, Malmo

As always, we’ll be hoping for a favourable draw. Usually you’d assume that meant avoiding the ‘big’ teams but sometimes it’s actually better to play a slightly harder game if it meant a shorter journey. There’s nothing a manager hates more than a horrendous long-haul trip to Russia before a big Premier League game!

My ideal draw would be: Basel, Sporting Lisbon and Malmo. The nightmare draw would be PSG, Bilbao and Roma.

Can’t wait for the draw, who do you want to get?


  1. Mike

    August 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Can anyone explain to me why Schalke are ranked by UEFA above both us and Porto but are in Pot Two????

  2. bergkampisgod

    August 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Because you are looking at the preliminary for this year and the darw is based on last seasons rankings

    • Mike

      August 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm


  3. Nikhiel

    August 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I want zenit basel and shakhtar for arsenal that will increase Arsenals chances to go through to the next round…not taking anything away fron the Gunners


    August 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Arsenal is big club, so we ar nolonger be worring tough team.let them worry on arsenal!

  5. simon

    August 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    dats gud ars

  6. David Osewolo

    August 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Arsenal FC will be in group E with Borussia Dortmond, Zenith St. Petersbourg and Apoel

  7. Ebrima Jarbo

    September 2, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Arsenal win the group. We’re a different side now.

  8. Ebrima Jarbo

    September 2, 2014 at 11:08 am

    We’ll win our group with ease.