The Champions League draw surprised everyone who wasn’t an Arsenal fan this morning when the Gunners were paired up with Bayern Munich for the first knockout round. The general consensus from Arsenal fans was a combination of acceptance and humour. Let’s see how Twitter reacted.
Before the match, there was the initial expectation.
Possible teams we can draw in the R16 – pic.twitter.com/ImMR6J7ZVQ
— Sultan (@WMFormation) December 10, 2014
Lets do a little poll: Who do you think Arsenal will draw?
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 12, 2016
Tip: It's probably cheapest to book your Munich flights before the draw.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) December 12, 2016
Then the ball was drawn and that was that.
ARSENAL DRAW BAYERN HAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/eUqLMlJMvD
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- Arsenal eye player Lionel Messi claimed to be ‘similar to Xavi’
— Wenger's Bödyguard (@nana_alaouie) December 12, 2016
It was written in the stars. pic.twitter.com/VQzubnlFlO
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) December 12, 2016
— Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) December 12, 2016
The comforting stability that 2016 was crying out for
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) December 12, 2016
Then came prediction time and while some were confident…
At least we didn't finish second and get Barca
It's time for Arsenal to beat Bayern and I think this team can do it
— John Cooney AFC (@johncooney1) December 12, 2016
By far Arsenal's best chance of beating Bayern in all this time. Almost favourites. Barca and PSG should be banned from meeting.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) December 12, 2016
"Arsenal restored some pride but were ultimately unable to overturn the first-leg deficit…"
— Jack Lang (@jacklang) December 12, 2016
The matches are scheduled for February with the second leg being played at the Emirates.