The draw for the 2009/10 Champions League Group Stage has been made.

Arsenal will face Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar, Greek champions Olympiacos and Champions League newcomers Standard Liege in Group H

Below is a brief description of the Gunners' Group Stage opponents.

AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar
This is Alkmaar's first appearance in the Champions League Group Stage. Arsenal played AZ most recently in a pre-season match in August 2006. The Gunners ran out 3-0 winners on the occasion.

Olympiacos FC

The Greek champions reached the Group Stage having defeated Slovan Bratislava 4-0 over two legs in the Third Qualifying Round. They then beat FC Sheriff 3-0 on aggregate in their Play-Off.

Standard Li├Ęge

Standard Liege
This is the first time Standard Liege have competed in the Champions League Group Stage. The Belgian champions eliminated Everton in the First Round of last season’s Uefa Cup, having come agonisingly close to doing the same to Liverpool in the Champions League Third Qualifying Round. Arsenal beat Liege 7-0 away in the 1993/94 Cup Winners' Cup. The scoreline remains Arsenal's biggest away victory.

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27 Aug 2009