Arsenal fixtures: Champions League draw throws up prospect of Dinamo Zagreb away tie three days before Chelsea trip on Saturday noon

The draw has not been kind to Arsene Wenger's charges

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The Champions League draw has not been kind to Arsenal, in addition to back-to-back fixtures against Bayern Munich, they start with a trip to play Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia three days before a Saturday afternoon game at Chelsea.

The Gunners also play Oympiakos in Group F.

They kick off their European campaign at Zagreb on 16 September, then three days later on 19 September they face a crucial Premier League tie at Chelsea - then on the Wednesday following that they travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup third round.

Arsenal's fixtures surrounding Champions League games

Weds 16 Sept Dinamo Zagreb (7.45pm, away) CL

Sat 19 Sept Chelsea (12.45pm, away) PL

Weds 23 Sept Tottenham (7.45pm, away) LC

 

Tues 29 Sept Olympiakos (7.45pm, home) CL

Sat 4 Oct Manchester United (7.45pm, home) PL

 

Tues 20 Oct Bayern Munich (7.45pm, home) CL

Sat 24 Oct Everton (5.30pm, home) PL

 

Wed 4 Nov Bayern Munich (7.45pm, away) CL

Sun 8 Nov Tottenham (4pm, home) PL
 

Tues 24 Nov Dinamo Zagreb (7.45pm, home) CL

Sun 29 Nov Norwich (4.15pm, away) PL

 

Wed 9 Dec Olympiakos (7.45pm, away) CL

Sat 12 Dec Aston Villa (3pm, away) PL

 

Full draw:

GROUP A: PSG, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Malmo

GROUP B: PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg

GROUP C: Benfica, Atletico, Galatasaray, Astana

GROUP D: Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla, Borussia Monchengladbach

GROUP E: Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, BATE Borisov

GROUP F: Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Olympiacos, Dinamo Zagreb

GROUP G: Chelsea, Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi Tel-Aviv

GROUP H: Zenit, Valencia, Lyon, Gent

 

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