Arsenal have been handed a tough draw in the last 16 of the Champions League after being paired with German champions Bayern Munich.
The Gunners went into Monday’s draw in Nyon as group winners after beating Paris Saint-Germain to top spot in Group A.
Bayern Munich, meanwhile, finished as runners-up to Atletico Madrid and were one of the tougher opponents the Gunners could have faced.
The two teams have faced each other four times in the last five seasons and will renew hostilities in February with the first leg at Allianz Arena before the return at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger’s side will be hoping to make it through to the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 2009-10.
Draw in full:
- ‘Break club record spend or look elsewhere’ Arsenal told
- Arsenal eye player Lionel Messi claimed to be ‘similar to Xavi’
- Arsenal urged to buy ‘January transfer window bargain’ for £6m
Manchester City v Monaco
Real Madrid v Napoli
Benfica v Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich v Arsenal
Porto v Juventus
Bayer Leverkusen v Atletic Madrid
PSG v Barcelona
Sevilla v Leicester
The first legs are scheduled for 4–15 & 21–22 February 2017 with the return legs on 7–8 & 14–15 March 2017.