Celtic have dropped down into the Europa League, and Chris Sutton says he hopes they draw Arsenal and beat them.
Celtic just about scraped third place in their Champions League group, finishing above Anderlecht on head-to-head record, despite only picking up three points in six games.
But the upside is that now they get a chance in the Europa League, and former Celtic striker Chris Sutton wants them to get an English side. He told BT Sport: “I’d love Celtic to draw an English team, Arsenal, and wham them… let’s hope they draw them.”
With Everton already eliminated, Arsenal are the only English team available, unless Liverpool drop down to the Europa League after their match on Wednesday night.
The Gunners have already qualified at the top of the group, and with Celtic’s group stage record being so poor, the two teams will be in different pots, and therefore able to draw each other.
Sutton has never been the Gunners’ biggest fan, having written off their chances of doing anything in the Premier League before they’d even lost a game, back in August. So his hopes of a big Celtic win over Arsenal aren’t surprisingly.
When it comes to beating Wenger’s side, Celtic don’t exactly have a great record. The Scottish club have played Arsenal twice in Champions League qualifiers, and lost on both occasions, 3-1 and 2-0.
But perhaps they’d see a knockout stage draw as a chance for revenge. The draw takes place on Monday, December 11.