Arsenal have qualified for the 2022/23 Champions League thanks to their runners-up place in the FA WSL and will enter the competition in the Qualifying Round 2. Under the new format that was implemented last season, there is now a Group Stage with 16 teams, with four teams qualifying directly to the Group Stage and 12 teams coming through the qualifications. Seven come from the Champions’ path and five come from the League path. The four teams that qualified directly are Lyon (holders), Wolfsburg, Chelsea and Barcelona.

The Spanish team was slated to start in Qualifying Round 2, but because Lyon won the WCL and the French League, they left a slot open that is filled by the fourth ranked association champion, the Spanish Champions. The Danish Champions Køge were also promoted from Round 1 to Round 2, taking the place vacated by Barcelona.

All the other Champions start in Qualifying Round 1.

The Arsenal are competing in the League path, alongside the second and third place teams of the best six association and the runners-up of the best 16 associations. Teams will be seeded according to their club coefficient.

The Round 1 teams are as follows:

ENG 3 Manchester City 63.000

SCO 2 Glasgow City 33.100

DEN 2 Hjorring 28.550

ESP 3 Real Madrid 26.033

BLR FK Minsk 23.400

SUI Zurich 22.500

NED 2 Ajax 20.600

ISL Breidablik 17.850

FRA 3 Paris FC 17.466

GER 3 Eintracht Frankfurt 15.133

SWE 3 Kristianstads 8.633

CZE 3 Slovacko 7.366

AUT 2 Sturm Graz 6.700

NOR 2 Rosenborg 6.200

ITA 2 Roma 5.900

Four of those teams will qualify to the Second Round where they will meet the following teams:


FRA 2 PSG 85.466

GER 2 Bayern 84.133

ENG 2 Arsenal 39.000

CZE 2 Sparta 34.366

SWE 2 Hacken 20.633

ESP 2 Real Sociedad 13.033

Again, teams will be seeded according to their club coefficient.

There will be five seeded teams in Round 2 and Arsenal will be one of them this year, unlike in last season when we were unseeded and were lucky to draw the weakest seeded side.