Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League Final on Saturday has no influence on Arsenal’s status in the competition next season.

Arsène Wenger’s side will go straight into the Group Stages, where they will be joined by Manchester United, Manchester City and the Stamford Bridge club.

Next season, no Premier League team will have to go through the qualification rounds.

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