Manchester City have been handed a tough task, as they strive to achieve something they have singularly failed to do in the last two seasons: make it to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
But, as Rocco Lampone says while plotting the Corleone family's latest move late on in The Godfather Part II:"Difficult, not impossible."
First of all, it's the Champions League, and you have to play the best at some point, so why not face the Bavarian aristocrats so soon after their fifth European triumph? City were likely to face one of the big names given their poor record in recent years.
The two other sides will be no pushovers, but compared to the task facing Arsenal, City can look forward to the autumn campaign with some confidence.