Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is convinced they can mount a genuine Champions League challenge this season. Szczesny sees no reason why the Gunners should not believe they can emulate Chelsea's achievements.
"I hope we can do what they did last season, but do a little bit better in the Premier League as well - you only take part in competitions to win them," said the Poland international, just back in the side following an ankle injury.
"There are fantastic teams in Europe and ones probably more likely to win it than us, but I am in this competition to win it."
Szczesny continued: "Arsenal have qualified for the last 16 every year for the last few years and I don't think us qualifying is a surprise but Chelsea and Man City not doing well is a massive surprise.
"At the moment, though, we are just enjoying that we got through.
"Of course, we hope to get a good result in Olympiacos, but to finish top is not in our hands, because we have to rely on someone else to get results as well.
"I am not sure, however, if it is the most important thing to finish top, because in the last 16, whether you finish first or second, you come up against the best teams in Europe - we finished top last season and played AC Milan away and lost (the first leg) 4-0 (away)."