With 17 appearances in the group stages of the Champions League, 15 instances of qualifying from their group and one final appearance, Arsenal are the best team in the Champions League to have never won it.

Doesn’t it make you proud?

Despite an average finishing position of just the last 16 (compared to Atletico Madrid’s of the semi-final) the Gunners are ranked top because, well, they always get to the Champions League and they always make it out of their group, even if we all know that they will only end up going out on goal difference after a dodgy first leg.

Arsenal’s record of crashing out in the first knockout stage over recent seasons has seen this glorious record come under threat from a few other sides with Atletico Madrid their nearest challengers.

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