By Dominic Toner
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan is so confident the Gunners will progress from their Champions League group that he has made a vow on Twitter he might live to regret.
Arsenal were drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, FC Basel and Ludogorets in Group A of the European competition.
It means they avoided some elite teams from pot one, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Arsenal fan Morgan is so convinced that Arsenal will progress as one of the two qualifiers from the group that he joked with Gary Lineker on Twitter.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 25, 2016
Arsene Wenger’s stiffest test will be the home and away matches against French champions PSG, who are under new management with Unai Emery. PSG lost star man Zlatan Ibrahimović over the summer to Manchester United.
The French side made it to the quarter-finals of the competition last season after eliminating Chelsea comfortably 4-2 on aggregate, but Manchester City ended their European campaign.
Swiss side Basel and Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets failed to make last season’s Champions League but do have previous experience in the competition, although Arsenal will be expected to come through the group.
The last time Basel and Ludogorets were in the Champions League they were drawn alongside Real Madrid and Liverpool in the 2014/15 season. Basel made it through the group as Liverpool plunged into the Europa League, but they lost 5-1 on aggregate to Porto in the Round of 16.
Arsenal were eliminated last year by Spanish champions Barcelona in the last 16, and will be hoping for an extended run this season.
In other Arsenal team news, an international manager has blasted the club after a key man was injured.