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Arsenal lead Champions Matchday line

Published: Wednesday 4 December 2013, 11.05CET
Arsenal FC are cover stars of the matchday six edition of Champions Matchday, with FC Barcelona's Neymar opening up to the official UEFA Champions League magazine.

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Published: Wednesday 4 December 2013, 11.05CET

Arsenal lead Champions Matchday line

Arsenal FC are cover stars of the matchday six edition of Champions Matchday, with FC Barcelona's Neymar opening up to the official UEFA Champions League magazine.

Riding high in Group F, Arsenal FC lead the latest issue of Champions Matchday. The official magazine of the UEFA Champions League sits down with Arsène Wenger to discuss the unique qualities needed to make it as a manager and exclusively interviews centre-back Laurent Koscielny on his growing influence on the team and rapport with Per Mertesacker.

In his first interview since arriving at FC Barcelona, Brazil forward Neymar speaks about how he has adapted since his big summer move. "I have chosen a marvellous club to play for – they have welcomed me with open arms," he tells Champions Matchday.

The latest edition also carries interviews with two of the best young goalkeepers in the UEFA Champions League: Club Atlético de Madrid's Thibaut Courtois and Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Bernd Leno. FC Schalke 04 starlet Julian Draxler explains how he knew he could never be a defender, FC Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano reflects on his life and times, and Javier Saviola – now inspiring Olympiacos FC – looks back on his UEFA Champions League career.

The regular technical area feature analyses the evolving tactical role of FC Bayern München's Philipp Lahm, while Champions Matchday highlights four unsung heroes, gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to UEFA Champions League teams in training, and celebrates Zlatan Ibrahimović's phenomenal competition stats with an infographic.

Champions Matchday is the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League. It is available across Europe on the newsstand and also comes in digital versions which can be purchased via Apple Newsstand. You can also follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.

Last updated: 11/12/13 12.50CET

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