Arsenal will face eight-time champions Lyon in the group stages of the 2022/23 Women’s Champions League.
Jonas Eidevall’s side will also take on Juventus and Zurich in Group C as they look to build on last season’s performance, when they reached the quarter-finals of the competition.
Chelsea, meanwhile, were drawn against two-time runners-up PSG, Real Madrid and Albanian outfit Vllaznia, who have progressed past the qualifying rounds for the first time in their 12-year history.
The Blues – runners-up in 2020/21 – qualified automatically having won the Women’s Super League last season.
Meanwhile, the Gunners – who were crowned European champions in 2006/07 – came through a tough two-legged affair against Ajax, with Vivianne Miedema scoring the decisive second leg goal in Amsterdam that secured a 3-2 victory on aggregate on September 28.
The two London clubs are the only British sides remaining in the competition. Manchester City were knocked out in the first qualifying round after a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid, while Rangers exited after a 5-3 aggregate defeat to Portuguese champions Benfica in the second round.
Women’s Champions League 2022/23 Group stage draw in full
Group A: CHELSEA, PSG, Real Madrid, Vllaznia
Group B: Wolfsburg, Slavia Prague, St Polten, Roma
Group C: Lyon, ARSENAL, Juventus, Zurich
Group D: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Rosengard, Benfica
Women’s Champions League 2022/23 schedule
- Matchday 1: October 19/20
- Matchday 2: October 26/27
- Matchday 3: November 23/24
- Matchday 4: December 7/8
- Matchday 5: December 15/16
- Matchday 6: December 21/22
Quarter-final & semi-final draw
- First leg: March 21/22
- Second leg: March 29/30
- First leg: April 22/23
- Second leg: April 29/30
- Saturday June 3 or Sunday June 4 – PSV Stadion, Eindhoven