The draw for this season’s Premier European competition was made in Monaco last week and for once, the draw wasn’t too unkind to Arsenal.
We were placed in Group F against last season’s semi-finalists Frankfurt, Standard Liege and Vitoria, meaning we’ll travel to Germany, Austria and Portugal in the coming weeks before Christmas.
You may remember we failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League despite having several chances to finish above Spurs last season. We also missed our final chance in Baku against Chelsea in the Europa League final meaning we have ended up playing Europa League football for the third season on the bounce.
The good news is that our trickiest game, away in Frankfurt is out of the way nice and early, our first tie taking place on September 19th. We then have two home games, Liege and Vitoria, before heading to Portugal two weeks later to face Vitoria again, make a not of the kick off time for this one, 3:50pm in t’afternoon.
We then host Frankfurt at The Emirates Stadium on November the 24th before traveling away to face Standard Liege on December the 12th. You may remember Tottenham lost the Champions League final in hilarious fashion, not relevant to the story, just thought I’d mention it.
Thursday, September 19: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal (5.55pm)
Thursday, October 3: Arsenal vs Standard Liege (8pm)
Thursday, October 24: Arsenal vs Vitoria (8pm)
Wednesday, November 6: Vitoria vs Arsenal (3.50pm)
Thursday, November 28: Arsenal vs Eintracht Frankfurt (8pm)
Thursday, December 12: Standard Liege vs Arsenal (5.55pm)