Wenger wary of Champions League pairing
Arsene Wenger says he is anticipating a tough time in the Champions League and insists the Gunners group is not easy.
The north London club have a great record of making it past the group stages under the Frenchman and should be favourites to top their pool once again after being paired with Montpellier, Schalke and Olympiakos in Thursday's draw.
Although Arsenal have lost Robin van Persie and Alex Song this summer fans will expect to reach the last-16 again, despite the presence of the French and Greek champions.
However, Wenger is wary of becoming over confident and says his team must hit the ground running at Montpellier on September 18 if they are to make it out of the group.
"We will be favourites because we have the biggest experience in this group," he told Arsenal Player.
"But we know by experience that the Champions League is the Champions League. Every team is a special occasion, it is always a cup game and you want to be serious and have a good start.
"We start in Montpellier, which is a difficult place with a lot of passion. Certainly there will be a lot of psychological investment for them in this Champions League, so for us it is important of course to be highly focused."
Before the Gunners can turn their attention towards this season's Champions League they have a tricky assignment away at Liverpool to concentrate on this weekend.
The Gunners have drawn both matches in the Premier League thus far but punters might fancy using their free bet to back Wenger's men to repeat last season's success at Anfield.