Todays the Big Day! Who do you want Arsenal to draw in the Champions League?

Today at 11 am UK time (12 noon CET) Arsenal fans will finally find out who the Gunners will be facing in the first knockout round of the Champions League. Naturally (as we finished second in our group as usual) we are nearly certain to face one of the European heavyweights, and who would be surprised if we drew Bayern Munich or Barcelona as usual!

So here are our possible opponents:

Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid

So we have four possible BRILLIANT opponents and two very difficult ones, so we have realistically a 1 in 3 possibility of having a chance to progress to the next round. BUT it is also possible (if unlikely) that we will get all our injured players back to fitness, as well as buying a top class DM and centre-back in the January window. That is a bit optimistic (to say the least) so let us just choose amongst ourselves which team we would PREFER to face in the next round. Surely it’s got to be Porto or Monaco?

Arsenal failed to top the Group thanks to that ridiculous draw against Anderlecht when we were 3-0 up, so to put things in perspective I am going to list the teams we COULD have faced if we had won the Group:

Bayer Leverkusen
Shakhtar Donetsk

I’m sure all Arsenal fans would be a lot happier today if we were in the pot to face one of those teams, wouldn’t we?

Tags Monaco Porto


  1. It’s knock-out phase and the best teams have gone through. We should respect but not fear whoever we get drawn against, and give our best just like some unknown teams do against the mighty Spuds in the Europa leaque.

      1. Who do I want us to draw? I say Liverpool. Just wanna see the look on Brenda’s face when she sees she’s been spanked off the competition.

        Oh, what the hell!!!

    1. Exactly. I have had enough of them. Bring Real, Barcelona, I don’t care but I don’t want to hear about Bayern anymore. Not because we can’t beat them but I want to see some other teams.

      1. Not Barca again men!!!

        Our battles against them are still too fresh in our memories. Now a R or A Madrid or a Monaco would be a good change.

  2. Porto or Monaco would do but I should sure love to us play R/Madrid, both teams thrive on attacking football though Madrid would edge this one on paper (stranger things have happened in football).

    Any draw but Bayern will be a plus – Arsenal vs Dortmund – Arsenal vs Bayern is getting boring now.

  3. Bring on Bayern…I’ll love to see us make a loud statement on the European stage … At least every one has the right to dream … lolz

  4. Whoever! You can expect us to mess up in the first leg and almost turn it around in the second leg.
    Hoping for the best anyway.

  5. I don’t care but to avoid boredom and repetition I would prefer to it not to be Bayern. Tired of this finishing 1st or 2nd b***s&t – finishing 1st only gives a team a better chance of getting to the last 8 and then it is a free-for-all and you cannot avoid anyone.

  6. Talk of our luck with German teams I can foresee us drawing Bayern. If not its gonna be Cristiano Penaldo 4real. Came on WOBs, we crank it up on Arsen once more we might sail through!

  7. I pray we draw against REAL MADRID, BAYERN OR BARCELONA……. Lets stop hiding behind the cloak of smaller teams…… Big boys meet Big boys ….. Wanna be the best?…..Beat the best

  8. Boom! MONACO!!!

    Should be a good game. Also looking forward to Man City Barcelona rematch, should be goo to watch.. Also PSG Chelsea is a big draw, 2 big budget teams…

  9. WOW. A lucky draw for once. And CFC getting the worst draw possible for them and MC getting Barca has just made my day.

  10. monaco has the same condition in their league to Arsenal, shall the better team go through, im sooooo happpy we didnt face real madrid and bayern, phew

  11. When Shaktar was picked, and I was their possible rivals, I was like come on! We have to get lucky at least once! And Bayern went out next and I was jumping in rejoice!

    Now don’t get me wrong, Monaco conceded only 1 goal in the group stage. We need to make the emirates count that night. We can go through, it’ll be nice if we do. But no team is easy, not in the Champions League.

    Also, I did not want Bayern because it’s been to epetitive, Real Madrid would’ve been a nice challenge. But we did not get an European giant for once, I believe we’re favourites, but this team is not to be taken lightly. COYG!

  12. O thanx ALLAH we are drawn Monaco Fc.. That’s fairly easy draw but not walk over but i am very happy that after long while we are drawn with fairly decent team.. Wenger has got his wish he wanted his old team monaco where he managed from 1987-94.. Hopefully we will advance to quarters INSHAA ALLAH..

    1. RajaDanish. Respect to you and your prayer. Some idiot will never understand your elation and faith and gave you a thumbs down.

  13. Monaco it is. We have a chance against them. Won’t be a shoe-in…but with our full squad (almost full is fine)…we should be able to win through. Score draw away and win at home is how i reckon it will play out.

  14. Come on boys. I love UEFA. Monacoooo
    I am going to win my bet.

    Chelsea drew PSG. Ha ha ha ha. Zlatan.

  15. Whoop whoop. France here we come.

    Not to underestimate Monaco but its a fare draw for both teams I would think.

    PSG 3 vs Chelsea 1
    City 2 vs Barca 1
    Leverkusen 1 vs Atletico 2
    Juve 3 vs BVB 1
    Schalke 1 vs Real 5
    Shakhtar 1 vs Bayern 3
    Arsenal 3 vs Monaco 1
    Basel 0 vs Porto 2


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