Arsenal join Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool
in Thursday's draw for the Champions League
The Gunners are in the draw - which will take place in
Monaco at 16:45 BST - for a 17th consecutive season
after beating Besiktas.
City will look to improve on last season's first
knockout stage exit at the hands of Barcelona.
Best case scenario for Premier League sides
Chelsea, Basle, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor
Arsenal, Basle, Sporting, Maribor
Benfica, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Maribor
Benfica, Basle, Liverpool, Maribor
Chelsea lost in the semi-final while five-time
winners Liverpool take part for the first time since
The Gunners and Chelsea will be in pot one for the
draw, with City in pot two and Liverpool in pot three.
Liverpool's five-year absence means they could face
holders Real Madrid, big-spending Paris St-Germain
and Roma in their group.
Celtic will have to make do with the Europa League
after being knocked out at the play-off stage by
Worst case scenario for Premier League
Chelsea, Paris St-Germain, Ajax, Roma
Arsenal, Paris St-Germain, Ajax, Roma
Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Roma
Real Madrid, PSG, Liverpool, Roma
Each of the eight groups will contain one team from
each pot, while no group can contain more than one
side from a single country.
The draw will be live on the BBC Sport website and
Pot One: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich,
Chelsea, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Porto.
Pot Two: Schalke, Dortmund, Juventus, Paris St-
Germain, Basle, Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester
Pot Three: Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiakos, CSKA
Moscow, Ajax, Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon,
Galatasaray, Athletic Bilbao
Pot Four: Anderlecht, Roma, Apoel Nicosia, Bate
Borisov, Ludogorets, Maribor, Monaco, Malmo