Well there you have the perfect example of Arsenal’s luck, after we drew the German giants Bundesliga for the next round of the Champions League despite having finally finished on top of our qualifying group for the first time since 2011.
Arsene Wenger will surely be cursing his poor fortune, although I suppose it could have been worse as the one team that the Frenchman really did not want to draw was Real Madrid and that was also a possibility. Maybe the fact the PSG who came second in our group after that surprise draw in the final group game were drawn with the other Spanish giants Barcelona.
Thierry Henry’s reaction on Sky Sports was pretty down to earth as well and any Arsenal fans too worried about this draw should take note of our former striker’s comments.
He said, “If you want to win it you have to play against one of those [big] teams. I had a feeling they’d play Real or Bayern because it seems like that’s the way it is.
“I remember the year we drew Real Madrid on the way to the final and people said it was over for Arsenal.
“You’re going to have to play against Bayern, Barcelona or Real Madrid. So why not now?”
It’s a good point and we should also remeber that Bayern are not their usual dominant selves this season, in Europe or in the Bundesliga, so with the Gunners having the benefit of playing the second leg at home, could we still get to the latter stages?