By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger believes there are hidden dangers in Arsenal's Champions League draw.

On Thursday evening, Arsenal were handed Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga and Partizan Belgrade in Group H. To many observers it was a decent draw. The Ukrainian champions had never reached the knockout phase of the competition while the other two teams could muster one Champions League campaign between them.

However, speaking exclusively to on Friday morning, Wenger was more circumspect.

"I think it is more difficult than it looks because we have Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga who are two very good teams. Also there is a lot of travel too. We will be favourites but we start one week after the internationals when the players will have been away.

"We have more experience than the other teams but Shakhtar have some experience themselves and people forget Braga knocked out Sevilla by winning both games [in the Play-Offs].

"I am very confident of course and I am sure we will come out of it.  But I don't think we have an easy group. We'll need to be on our toes."

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27 Aug 2010