Arsene Wenger feels Real Madrid and Barcelona are clear Champions League favourites.
Wenger’s own team have been hugely impressive in Europe – winning five and drawing two of their seven matches thus far – but the Frenchman knows Arsenal are no more than dark horses right now.
“At the moment I would say in Europe there are two super favourites – Barcelona and Real Madrid,” he told arsenal.com.
“Behind them, everyone else can hope to win it and we will try to win.
“At the moment we are not one of the favourites but one advantage we have is that we have finished top of our group.
“From now it becomes a cup competition. The Champions League becomes different when you go in the last 16, it is more open. You need a bit of luck in the draw and you need to have your players available in the two games.”