Arsenal have once again been drawn against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League following this morning’s draw in Switzerland.
Arsene Wenger’s men beat FC Basel 4-1 in their last group match on Tuesday, and coupled with Paris Saint-Germain’s surprise 2-2 draw at home to Ludogorets, meant that they won their group for the first time since 2011.
However, it doesn’t appear to have made any difference in turning Arsenal’s luck around in the last 16 draw, as they will face Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern, who finished behind Atletico Madrid in Group D, once again in the first knockout stage.
The Gunners have met the German giants in two of their last four last 16 clashes, and lost both, and were also drawn with them in last year’s group stage, losing 5-1 at the Allianz Arena but winning 2-0 at the Emirates.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will face Monaco in the last 16, who twice beat Tottenham in the group stages, while Premier League champions Leicester face last year’s Europa League winners Sevilla in the next round.
Unsurprisingly, this morning’s draw got many talking on Twitter, but it was fans of Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham, who aren’t in the Champions League anymore, who reacted to the Gunners’ horror draw…
Water is wet, Pope is Catholic, Arsenal draw Bayern
— Chicago Spurs (@chicagospurs) December 12, 2016
Laugh at the Goons no doubt but the truth is Spurs Champions League performance was atrocious with bizarre selections by Pochettino #THFC
— James Cooper (@JimmyBCooper) December 12, 2016
While many Arsenal fans were frustrated with their side’s apparent lack of luck in the last 16 draw…
Standard CL draw for Arsenal
— TB (@batleytweets) December 12, 2016
— Daniel Howlett (@DanielHowlett) December 12, 2016
However, many Gunners fans appear optimistic about the prospect of meeting the German champions in February…
Arsenal are capable of beating Bayern. Obviously it's an unlucky draw (again), but if you want to win the CL, you've got to beat the best.
— Christian Paul (@cpaul_ffc) December 12, 2016
— Arsenal Cannon Pics (@ArseCannonPics) December 12, 2016
In 2006 we had to play real, juve and villereal to get to the final. Bring Bayern Munich on. I'm more confident this year in the Squad #AFC
— Ade (@AdeOyenuga) December 12, 2016