Guardiola's Man City to face Barcelona in Champions League group stage

Bayern Munich face a tough test against Atletico Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Sporting with Real Madrid and Arsenal face Paris Saint-Germain in an intriguing draw

Pep Guardiola will return to Camp Nou to take on Barcelona with Manchester City in the Champions League group stage.

Barca and City, who reached the semi-finals last season before being defeated by eventual winners Real Madrid, will also face Borussia Monchengladbach and Celtic in Group C.

Defending champions Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund in Group F, with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to his first club to face Sporting and Legia Warsaw completing their list of first-round opponents.

In Group A, Arsenal will meet Paris Saint-Germain in another clash of two big hitters, with Basel and Ludogorets also standing in their way of a place in the knockout stage.

Leicester City and Tottenham will be optimistic of reaching the second round, with the Premier League champions facing Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen in Group G and Spurs taking on CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco in Group E.

There is a tougher path through for Bayern Munich, who will meet last season’s runners up Atletico Madrid as well as PSV Eindhoven and Rostov in Group D.

Juventus will also be tested by Europa League champions Sevilla, Lyon and Dinamo Zagreb in Group H, while Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev and Besiktas are in Group B.

Coleman frustrated by Ramsey injury

The Dragons boss believes that his charge was played before he was ready by the Gunners manager, and believes he should have had a chance to rest

Chris Coleman has questioned Arsene Wenger and Arsenal over their treatment of Aaron Ramsey, with the Wales manager insisting the injured midfielder returned to action too soon following Euro 2016.

Coleman vented his frustration and astonishment after Ramsey was ruled out of next month’s World Cup qualifier against Moldova on September 5 due to a hamstring problem.

Ramsey, who said he expected to miss the start after helping Wales to the semi-finals in France, suffered his strain during Arsenal’s 4-3 loss to Liverpool on the opening weekend of the Premier League season

Coleman is baffled as to why the 25-year-old was not given more of a chance to rest following his exertions at the European Championship.

“I think we all expected him to [miss the start of the season], so I don’t know what happened between then [when Ramsey suggested he would be rested] and when he ended up on the pitch,” Coleman told reporters.


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“I think, to a man, if you were looking at that [team-sheet against Liverpool], it was a bit of a surprise he started. I think Aaron said himself that he wasn’t expecting to.

“If you look at Rambo’s physical stats, they’re higher than anybody on the pitch in terms of his high-intensity sprints and the kilometres he covers.

“But he’s still a human being and it’s not like we were knocked out in the group stage. It was a long tournament for Aaron, after a long, hard season.

“So I don’t know why he was treated differently. For me as a manager, when I’m missing one of my best players, I think anybody would understand my disappointment.”

Henry & Bergkamp v Maldini & Baresi – Arsenal and Milan legends to face off in London

The two footballing giants are set to field several of their best-ever players when they lock horns, with all proceeds from the match to go to the Arsenal Foundation

Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires are set to take part in a charity match against a star-studded Milan side on 3 September.

The two footballing greats will field several past stars of the game between them at the Emirates Stadium, with all proceeds from the affair to go to the Arsenal Foundation.

David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Freddie Ljungberg and Emmanuel Petit are also set to lace up their boots once again for Arsenal.


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Seven-time European Cup winners Milan are yet to announce a full list like Arsenal, but have confirmed Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi will feature for them.

Cafu and Filippo Inzaghi have also been announced as participants for Milan.

Full Arsenal legends list:

Jens Lehmann, David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Steve Bould, Silvinho, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, Ray Parlour, Marc Overmars, Anders Limpar, Edu, Emmanuel Petit, Gilberto, Dennis Bergkamp, Sylvain Wiltord, Thierry Henry, Kanu.

Wenger: I don't know what I will do when I leave Arsenal

The veteran French manager’s contract at the Emirates is up at the end of the season, but after two decades at the club, he confessed he could not imagine walking away

Arsene Wenger admits he is dreading the moment when he steps down as Arsenal manager, after almost 20 years in charge of the club. 

The Frenchman will reach the milestone in October this year, making him one of the longest-serving managers in English top-flight history, while his contract expires at the end of this season. 

And he confessed that he is at a loss for what to do with his life once he finally steps down from the Gunners bench – be it this season or further down the line. 

“Football has been my life, and honestly, I’m quite scared of the day. Because the longer I wait, the more difficult it will be to lose the addiction,” he said in an interview published in Game Changers: Inside English Football.

“After [Sir Alex Ferguson] retired and we played [Manchester United] over there he sent a message to me to come up and have a drink with him.

“I asked: ‘Did you miss it?’ He said: ‘Not at all.’ I didn’t understand that. It’s an emptiness in your life, especially when you’ve lived your whole life waiting for the next game and trying to win it.


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“Our pleasure comes from that – and our social attitude as well!”

Wenger added that despite his many years in the game, he still struggled to handle defeats. 

“As people, part of us loves to win and part of us hates to lose. The percentage to hate to lose, in me, is bigger,” he said.

“Managers hate to lose, and if you don’t hate to lose you don’t stay for long in this job.

“If a match goes really well, I might go out with friends or family for dinner or a drink. If it doesn’t, I’ll go straight home to watch another football game and see another manager suffer.

“If we lose, it ruins my weekend. But I’ve learned over the years to deal with my disappointments and come back.”

WATCH: Introducing 12-year-old Omari Hutchinson – Arsenal's next big thing?

The youngster showed off his frankly ridiculous skills in a YouTube video posted this week, leaving Gunners supporters salivating over the prospect of his future debut

Arsenal have a prodigy on their hands!

The Gunners supporters have been left frustrated with the club’s inactivity in the transfer market this summer, but Omari Hutchinson has given fans a glimpse of the future with a sensational YouTube video.

Hutchinson, just 12 years old, has showed off his ridiculous skills, proving that age is no barrier to having some sensational footwork.

Watch the video below!

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