For the first time since 2016, Arsenal have qualified for Europe’s most prestigious tournament.
Despite a heavy 1-4 defeat to Manchester City, Brighton’s 1-3 loss to Nottingham Forest means the Gunners are firmly in the top four.
UEFA uses a coefficient-ranking system to determine the seed for each team. And Arsenal’s failure to participate in the Champions League and not be able to advance in the Europa League over the years could cost them.
The 32 teams that made it to the group stage will be divided into 4 groups. Group 1 includes the defending Champions League and Europa League champions, as well as winners from the top six leagues across Europe.
According to UEFA’s website, Arsenal are ranked 23rd in the rankings, two places behind north London rivals Tottenham, meaning they will be in the third seed group if all 22 teams above qualify. .
If Arsenal win the title, they will automatically become the No. 1 seed team. However, The possibility of finishing second is increasing and could put them in the group of death with some of Europe’s elite teams.
Thanh Vu | 17:12 April 29, 2023