Because what is more exciting than previewing ping-pong balls. The pots and my thoughts are after the jump.
Zenit St Petersburg
From a purely Arsenal perspective, I can’t believe how lucky we are to still be a top seed in this competition. My preferred group would be Arsenal, Werder Bremen (who tend to stink in Europe), Basle or Bordeaux from Pot 3, and finally Aalborg or Anorthosis because neither Denmark or Cyprus are tough roadtrips.
My Arsenal group of death includes Juve, Zenit and Atletico Madrid, which combines Latin cauderons of hate in Turin and especially Madrid, where Atletico are returning the CL for the first time since 1996-97, PLUS it includes a trip to the frozen East against the defending UEFA Cup winners.
We’ll know the results sometime after noon. Uefa.com has free live video coverage in case you truly have nothing better to do.