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CL Draw: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiakos & Dortmund

After Arsenal overcame Udinese last night in a tense game, the draw for the Champions League proper was made today as the Gunners enter their 14th consecutive campaign.

It appears the footballing gods have finally forgiven us for whatever it was we did wrong, as a great result last night and a favourable Champions League draw leaves us feeling a whole lot better.

The Gunners were drawn against Marseille, Olympiakos and Borrusia Dortmund.


Group A
Bayern Munich
Villarreal
Manchester City
Napoli


Group B
Inter Milan
CSKA Moscow
Lille
Trabzonspor

Group C
Manchester United
Benfica
Basel
Oteul Galati


Group D
Real Madrid
Lyon
Ajax
Dinamo Zagreb


Group E
Chelsea
Valencia
Bayern Leverkusen
KRC Genk

Group F
Arsenal
Marseille
Olympiakos
Borrusia Dortmund


Group G
FC Porto
Shaktar Donetsk
Zenit St Petersburg
Apoel FC

Group H
Barcelona
AC Milan
Bate Borisov
Viktoria Plzen




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 25 2011

Time: 5:36PM

Your Comments

Not easy, but glad we're in it. Hope it gives even more reasons, if any were needed, for Wenger to buy quality additions now!
Gooner_Vin
If we can get any points from OT on Sunday, maybe a player or two we'll enter the International break in a much more relaxed atmosphere.
Rocky7
Bloody hell you're quick off the mark there Rocky! Would have preferred not to had Olympiakos but hey ho overall happy with the group.
Dberg
No group will be easy GV, but when you look at the teams we missed out on this was a very nice draw!
Rocky7
Just happy we're in it Rocky, but you're right, could have been worse. Dortmund spoilt it though. It's good though, this team needs to keep it's concentration up and needs to be tested.
Gooner_Vin
Was looking good til we got that sting in the tail with dortmund in the 4th group.
nikolaijns
Olympiakos, i would be more worried about the german champions if i was you.
stevekally
Its a very difficult group and on the basis of average strength of each group member, probably the toughest group. No free points or free lunches out there!
Deltaforce
what!!! are we still in the Champions league? i thought we got knocked out last week.
61 NEVER AGAIN
I think Group A is a little tougher than ours Delta. lol Group D also I'm glad we're not in.
Rocky7
Toughest Group bar the Man Citeh Group for me.Mareseille are no slouches esecially at the Veladrome,Dortmund were the German Champions Last Year if I'm not mistaken and Olympiakos are always a tough test with a very vocal crowd behind them.I reckon if anything this group should propel Wenger into getting his cheque book out to sign 2 or 3 quality players starting with Cahil and a Creative Player at the very least!!!
GHGooner
Could be better, could be worse, I'm not gonna complain. Pleased we missed out on a Russian/Turkish side. The long flight and the climate never does us any good. Should be some interesting games. As always I expect us to do them all at home, with the away games being tricky but certainly winnable. UTA.
super_gooner
Always going to be a difficult ride anyway; Dortmund is the team to watch out for, though. Very sleek movement and strong defensively. Just glad to be in it as well; could have been worse.
Naijagunner
cant see us having any problem qualifying from this group, after last night the morale and self beliefe must be sky high among the players and staff and when we strengthen our midfield and defence as i am sure we will do,we will be absolutely awesome and unstoppable, be afraid you premier wannabees were baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack !!!!!!!!
cornish gooner
in fact we never left, weve just been keeping all the doubters in the dark, and its worked
cornish gooner
oops looks like the Europa League for you lot.
Wswilly3
I was a little confused by the draw. For example, towards the end, a Belgian team wasn't able to be drawn in our group even though there was no other Belgian team already in our group.
gunnerkid107
Tough groups for both of us, but not insurmountable - I reckon Dortmund will be your biggest challengers, with Bayern being ours. Nice to see the rags get a group that would look more at home in the bleeding Europa League, and Chelsea's group doesn't look all that difficult either. Oh well, no easy games in Europe, good luck!
fifthcolumnblue
OT: Somebody tell me that the Kaka loan deal is just a rumor..Im just dreaming right. A player like him is not coming to Arsenal surely.
Sajit
Its not an easy group for us, but qualification is certainly possible. I'm pleased that Dortmund was drawn, coz I'd love to see them over 180 mins (I've only seen parts of their games over the last 2 seasons).
prits
wswilly, you are a champions league virgin so we can understand your ignorance.
Deltaforce
 

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