Champions League 2024-25: All you need to know including who Arsenal could face

Gunners enter Champions League for 20th time next season: Here’s all you need to know including fixture dates

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have qualified for the 2024-25 Champions League following an excellent season in whcih they once again finished Premier League runners-up to billionaire moneybags Manchester City.

It is the second successive campaign that Arteta has guided his side to the promised land of the world’s richest club knock-out tournament, following a gap of seven years without quaifying.

However, how UEFA have altered the format of the tournament in a bid to admit more clubs into the competition.

Meaning Europe’s governing body have scrapped the traditional eight groups of four approach that supporters have become accustomed to.

How does the new format work.UEFA confirm three extra 

There will now be a 36-team league phase, where all teams will be competing against each other in a single table.

Clubs will play eight matches in the new league phase, against eight different teams, split evenly between home and away games.

To determine the eight different opponents, teams will be ranked in four seeding pots,
as has been the case for many years.

Each team will then be drawn to play two opponents from each of the pots, playing one match from each pot at home, and one away.

Who has qualified so far for the 2024-25 Champions League

We know 29 of the 36 teams who will be competing in the league stage, with the teams listed below earning their places through domestic league qualification:

England: Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa

Spain: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Atletico Madrid

Germany: Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig

Italy: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Atalanta

France: Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Brest

Netherlands: PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord

Portugal: Sporting Lisbon, Benfica

Belgium: Club Brugge

Scotland: Celtic

Austria: Sturm Graz

Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk

In addition Bologna and Borussia Dortmund also qualified after Italy and Germany received an extra place after their club sides performed the best in UEFA tournaments last term.

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