Three points will be what Arsenal are after when they face Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League Group F opener at the Stadion Maksimir on Wednesday.

Arsenal have never failed to progress beyond the group stages under Arsene Wenger, and even if Bayern Munich are in the same group, the English Premier League side are expected to finish, at least, second, ahead of Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos.

However, the last thing Wenger will want to do is take qualification to the knockout stages for granted, with Dinamo Zagreb a daunting prospect at home.

"Dinamo Zagreb are a strong team," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "They have real technical quality and very gifted young players.

"In the Champions League you quickly find out if you are not on the top level from the beginning, so we need to focus on what is a vital game.

"Of course we want to win this competition but we have to be realistic. It's OK to have ambitions, but we can't be dreamers."

The primary focus for Arsenal will be to progress past the group stages, and the first step towards that target will be a win over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday. While Wenger has rested a few players for this match, the Frenchman will still put in a strong lineup against the Croatian champions.

For Dinamo Zagreb, this is an opportunity to show they are no lightweights, and with the fans behind them for this opening Champions League encounter, anything is possible.

"Arsenal are a top-quality team, better than us, but our aim is not to sit back and defend," Dinamo manager Zoran Mamic was quoted by UEFA's official website. "We will try to pose them problems.

"Arsene Wenger is one of the best coaches in the world and is doing a fantastic job at Arsenal. It's a privilege to have him here. I expect a full stadium and a great atmosphere.

"In the run-up to the match I told the players we would have two video analysis sessions -- one on Arsenal's strengths, which would be an hour long, and one on their weaknesses. I told them we probably wouldn't have anything to show in the second meeting."

As much as Arsenal are expected to win this match comfortably, that painful last 16 exit might still be lingering in their minds, something Wenger will have to be mindful of when match time comes on Wednesday. Wenger, though, is confident this Arsenal team are capable of going all the way this season in the Champions League.

"If we missed one game last year, then it was our home game with Monaco," Wenger added. "We were not patient enough and we wanted to make the difference in the first game. We know we have some way to put that right, that is a regret of the season last year. We know as well that we can show that we have learnt from that.

"This drive [to win the competition] is immense. It has never been done at Arsenal and we were very, very, very, close. On the other hand, I have been long enough in the job to know you have to be realistic and know that you have to put hard work in."

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Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb is scheduled for a 12.15 am IST (8.45 pm CET, 7.45 pm BST, 2.45 pm ET) start. Ten HD will provide the live coverage of the Champions League match in India, while the live streaming option is on Ten Sports Live.

Watch the match in the US on ESPN 3 and Fox Sports 2, while the live stream options are on Watch ESPN and FoxSoccer2Go.

Viewers in the UK can watch Arsenal's match against Dinamo Zagreb on BT Sport Europe, while all the Champions League action can also be live streamed on Watch BT Sport or by downloading the BT Sport App.

Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb fans in Australia, Middle East, North Africa and France can watch the UCL match live on Bein Sports, while the online live streaming option is on Bein Sports Connect.