Arsenal club secretary David Miles said it was "nice to avoid" Barcelona and Bayern Munich during the Champions League group-stage draw on Thursday.
Barcelona are ready to launch another title bid in the Champions League and to welcome former manager Pep Guardiola and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo back.
Gab Marcotti: The draw for the Champions League was somewhat hum-drum, with the exception of the standout storyline of Pep Guardiola facing Barcelona.
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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev thinks that Tottenham Hotspur are favourites to win their Champions League group.