Today the focus of Sunday’s North London derby is parked momentarily as all eyes turn to the Europa League draw.
The draw for the group stage will take place at 12 noon 13:00, Arsenal are in Pot 1 and the only side they can not face is Wolves who are in Pot 3.
There should not be too much to fear for Unai Emery’s team.
Away fans face the usual mixture of average Central European teams and trips to the arsehole of Europe, including a possible return to for Kieran Tierney to Celtic.
Hopefully we avoid sides we have played recently, such as Ludogorets Razgard. Although knowing our luck it will be another trip to Baku to face Qarabag.
The only thing that is certain is Easy Jet will treble their prices before the date of fixtures of have been confirmed – almost as if they get early knowledge of who is playing when.
Hopefully this will be the last year we are in the Europa League, with 3rd being a realistic target for Arsenal.