In London. Again!
Yes, the Champions League final which you just saw Chelsea sensationally win today in Munich will return to London only two years after the English capital hosted the showdown between Manchester United and Barcelona in 2011.
The 2013 UEFA Champions League Final which will be held on May 25, 2013, will take place at Wembley Stadium, London. Therefore, it will be another ‘Road To Wembley’ theme for the upcoming campaign and yet another reason for the Gunners to gun for that European crown.
Arsenal are yet make fond memories from visits to the ‘new’ Wembley Stadium though. Arsene Wenger’s men have lost 2-1 on the two occasions (2009 FA Cup semi-final vs Cheslea and 2011 Carling Cup Final vs Birmingham City) they have visited that ground, but if the Gunners were to make it all the way to the Champions League Final next year, could it be third time lucky at Wembley?
Until then, let’s await the draw for the 2013/14 Champions League group stages in August with some comfort, since for once, the Gunners will not face another nervy qualifier to ensure their participation in Europe’s elite competition.