Arsenal Women await Friday’s Champions League Draw with confirmation that they will be unseeded, meaning they could draw Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona or Bayern Munich in the round of 32.
There is no group stage in the women’s Champions League. The qualifying rounds concluded last night and with the final 32 teams now confirmed, Arsenal will be in the unseeded half of the draw. A 5 and a half year absence from the competition has damaged their co-efficient. The Gunners are the only British team to have won the competition, back in 2007.
#UWCL round of 32 draw?
?13:30 CET, Friday
? Streamed live
— #UWCL (@UWCL) August 13, 2019
The first leg will take place at Meadow Park on 11th or 12th September, with the second leg away on 25th or 26th in a straight knockout format.
Arsenal will therefore draw one of current holders Lyon, Wolfsburg, PSG, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Slavia Praha, Brondby, Fortuna Hjørring, FC Zurich, BIIK-Kazygurt, Glasgow City, Atletico Madrid, Sparta Praha, FC Twente or Fiorentina. They cannot draw Manchester City, who are seeded.
The draw takes place on Friday at 13.30 CET and the draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com and we will of course bring you all of the details here on Arseblog News.
In the meantime, Montemurro’s side play a pre season friendly against Barcelona tonight at Meadow Park. Full match preview here.