ARSENAL are back in the Champions League for the first time since the 2016-17 season and have been handed a kind draw.

They face a fairly straightforward test in the group stage after being pitted against Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven and Lens.

Arsenal are ready to challenge for Champions League glory under Mikel Arteta


Arsenal are ready to challenge for Champions League glory under Mikel ArtetaCredit: Getty

Mikel Arteta saw his Arsenal players work wonders last season, leading them to an impressive second-place Premier League finish behind Treble winners Manchester City.

And the Spaniard is unlikely to have his work cut out in the group stage after a favourable draw on Thursday.

Arsenal’s toughest group test is sure to come against Sevilla, winner of last season’s Europa League.

The next team Arsenal have to get past is PSV Eindhoven, who finished second in last term’s Eredivisie.

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Finally, the Gunners go up against Lens, who have just splashed £30million on former Chelsea target Elye Wahi.

The competition will kick off after the upcoming international break with matchday one beginning on September the 19th.

Exact dates for Arsenal’s fixtures have not yet been confirmed.

Arsenal have started their season in positive fashion.

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The group stage draw in full
The group stage draw in full

After winning their opening two games, they drew with Fulham at the weekend.

They face their toughest test of the campaign so far when they host fellow Champions League side Manchester United on Sunday.

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