Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his side have the toughest Champions League group this season.
When the draw was made, The Gunners got picked alongside Marseille, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund, a group that was similar to one they had a couple of seasons ago.
Wenger’s side start their European campaign tonight against French side Marseille and Wenger knows just how tough this group will be for his side.
“If you look at the group, I would say yes it is the hardest group because all the four teams have a chance to qualify,” said the Arsenal boss.
“That means that every game is basically a very important one. On average you need 10 points to qualify so that gives you the task – 10 points in a group is difficult as that could be a reasonable number to get through.
“Away games will play a big part because it is difficult to predict that you will absolutely win your three home games.
“But anyway, you need points away from home and as you know, like in every competition, the start is very important for the confidence of the team and to put you in a good position so on Wednesday we start.
“Is it home or away? It is the same, basically, we come here and we will try to win the game.”
“People say that Dortmund and Napoli are our first opponents but I think that Marseille have their chances.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt