Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League last season for the first time in the clubs history, but who will win it next season?
We take a look at the probabilities for the potential winners of next season’s UEFA Champions League formed by S90.
Arsenal have qualified for the competition for the first time in seven years. The last time the Gunners were part of Europe’s elite competition was in the 2016/17 season. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal finished second in the Premier League last season after leading the way for so long. They look to go one better next season as well as competing as well as possible in the Champions League.
Mikel Arteta speaking on if it’s possible that Arsenal can win the Premier League next season: “If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be sitting here. That is our ambition. We know the difficulty: it’s the best league in the world. That’s the level and to win the Premiership you have to be the best. That’s why you have to strengthen.”
Arsenal fans are waiting patiently to hear the Champions League anthem once again at the Emirates again and also to see Mikel Arteta’s young exciting side take on the best teams in the world.
Although the first group stage game is over three months away, probabilities and predictions are already starting to be made with some very interesting outcomes.
According to S90, Manchester City are the outright favourites to win the Champions League next season with a 30% probability. That would make Pep Guardiola’s side back-to-back champions of the competition.
German giants, Bayern Munich are next with an 11% chance, followed by PSG and serial winners of the competition Real Madrid who hold a 9% chance. The Spanish side have of course got Jude Bellingham at their disposal next season after he arrived from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Barcelona are fifth favourites with an 8% chance followed by Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal who are given a 7% chance to win the Champions League next season for the first time in the clubs history. The Gunners got to the final of the competition in 2006, however just came up short as they lost 2-1 to Barcelona.
Despite not competing in the competition for seven years, Arsenal are given a better chance of winning the competition next season than Manchester United, Napoli, Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund as well as many other teams.
Arsenal are looking to have one of their biggest summer transfer windows in the clubs history as Mikel Arteta wants to be prepared to fight for the Premier League, as well as the Champions League next season.
The Gunners are currently working on deals to sign Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz to help them push on next season, with the club expected to spend around £200million this summer.