By Declan Taylor
Arsène Wenger is well aware of the threat posed by all three of Arsenal’s Group G counterparts.
Speaking a day after the Champions League draw in Monaco, the Frenchman assessed the other sides in what would appear to be a tricky draw for the Gunners - FC Porto, Fenerbahce and Dynamo Kiev.
The Turkish side managed a dramatic late winner against Chelsea in the first-leg of their Quarter-Final last season and Wenger believes a trip to Istanbul will provide a stern test for his charges.
“For me Fenerbahce look to be an upcoming team,” said Wenger. “Last year, for the first time, they reached the Quarter-Finals.
“Turkish [sides] always have a good support, I think you know about that.
“Porto had more experience than any other team in the top level of the Champions League,” added the manager. “They have already won it and have been there a few times in the final part of the Champions League.
“They’ve always made it difficult against anyone in England.”
A decade ago, Wenger watched his side concede a 91st-minute Dynamo Kiev equaliser at Wembley in a game the Ukranians dominated. He is not sure what to expect this time around.
“For me, Dynamo Kiev is a bit of an unknown quantity for the moment,” said Wenger. “They look like they always have the best players around there. It really depends on the quality of the generation they have.
“They can be a very dangerous side, we know that because we played against them when they had Shevchenko, Rebrov and Luhzny at the time and they were a very, very difficult side.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 29 Aug 2008