Arsenal Draw Paris Saint-Germain, Basel, Ludogorets
Arsenal have drawn very well for this season’s installment of Champions League football. Slotted in Group A, Arsenal are joined by Paris Saint-Germain, Basel and Ludogorets.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 25, 2016
While PSG are a massive club with an equally impressive payroll, Arsenal must be somewhat relieved at avoiding Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. PSG are beatable, and with a healthy squad, there is every opportunity to finish atop the group for the Gunners.
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 25, 2016
It will be interesting to note that the Xhaka brothers will be opponents for Arsenal’s home leg and trip to Basel to play the Swiss side.
Xhaka brothers will be opponents again #afc
— Arsenal Latest (@ArsenalsNews) August 25, 2016
This will be Arsenal’s first time playing the Bulgarian side Ludogorets, which is a 2700-mile roundtrip from North London. It is also about one-eighth the size of The Emirates.
Arsenal fans planning away trips: the ground capacity at Ludogorets is 8,808 …
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) August 25, 2016
Here are the rest of the results:
Group A: Paris St-Germain, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets
Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kyiv, Besiktas
Group C: Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Celtic
Group D: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV Eindhoven, FC Rostov
Group E: CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, Monaco
Group F: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon, Legia Warsaw
Group G: Leicester, Porto, Club Brugge, FC Copenhagen
Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon, Dinamo Zagreb
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