Gunners to host Sevilla

Arsenal learned the identity of their first Champions League group stage opponents when Sevilla made sure of their place with an emphatic 4-1 win at AEK Athens.

The Andalusian side completed a 6-1 aggregate success in the Greek capital in a match postponed from last Tuesday due to the tragic death of Sevilla wing-back Antonio Puerta.

Juande Ramos’ side, who lost in the UEFA Super Cup to AC Milan on Friday night, were never in trouble against AEK and established a 3-0 lead by half-time.

A Luis Fabiano penalty opened the scoring after 31 minutes and further efforts from Seydou Keita and Luis Fabiano settled the contest.

Aleksandr Kerzhakov made it 4-0 on the night before former FIFA World Player of the Year Rivaldo pulled one back from the spot late on.

Sevilla go into Group H alongside the Gunners, who they visit on September 19, Slavia Prague and Steaua Bucharest.


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