Who Will We Face in the Champions League

Arsenal’s path to the Champion’s League group stages has been clarified somewhat today with the draw for the qualifying round of the Champions League.

Arsenal are automatically in the “Play-off” round along with Atletico Madrid, Lyons, VfB Stuttgart and Fiorentina.  We will be joined by the winners of the following matches:

Sparta Prague  v Panathinaikos  

Shakhtar Donetsk  v Timisoara (Rom)

Sporting Lisbon  v Twente  

Celtic v Dynamo Moscow  

Anderlecht  v Sivasspor (Tur)

The draw for the “Play-off” will take place on 7 August.  There will be no seeding in the Play-off round, which makes it a tough round to progress through.  For this reason Arsenal need to start the season well and transfer that form into the Champions League.

Posted on July 18, 2009, in Arsenal News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Celtic would be a nice draw in the next round.

  2. arsenal vs sporting lisbon ? ha prety tough fixture goin to portyugal mid week n fixture over wekend

  3. theres alot of tough teams in that list

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