Arsenal drawn against Bayern Munich in Champions League last-16

Arsenal have been drawn to face Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Group winners Arsenal were hopeful of a favourable second-round opponent in Friday’s draw in Nyon, but have been paired with German giants Bayern for the third time in the last four seasons.

Arsene Wenger’s side have faced Bayern three times in the knockout stages of the Champions League during their long-serving manager’s tenure, being knocked out on all three occasions, while the Gunners have been elimited at the last-16 stage of the Champions League in each of the last six seasons.

In the other highlight of the draw, Paris Saint-Germain were drawn against Barcelona in a heavyweight tie.

Champions League first-timers Leicester City have been handed an enjoyable away trip and winnable fixture against three-time Europa League winners Sevilla, while Manchester City face Tottenham’s conquerers Monaco.

Real Madrid will be pleased with their draw against Napoli, while Bayer Leverkusen against Atletico Madrid is a fascinating tactical match-up between two of the continent’s more sophisticated teams.

In the two remaining fixtures in the last-16, Benfica play Borussia Dortmund and Porto take on Juventus.

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(eurosport)

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