Arsenal have drawn Bayern Munich in the knockout stages of the Champions League in the ceremony in Nyon, Switzerland today.
The Gunners topped their group and were hoping to come up against one of the lesser teams to have finished in second spot this time around.
But Arsene Wenger’s outfit must face the German powerhouse and are away in the first leg of the encounter and back at the Emirates Stadium for the second leg.
The full draw is: Porto vs Juve, Leverkusen vs Atletico, PSG – vs Barca, Sevilla vs Leicester, Man City vs Monaco, Real vs Napoli, Benfica vs Dortmund, Bayern Munich vs Arsenal.
But first Arsenal must try to build on their 3-1 win over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday at the Emirates with a trip to Everton tomorrow night.
The Gunners fell behind through a Charlie Adam penalty but Theo Walcott brought the home side level before the break from close range after good work down the right from Hector Bellerin.
Gunners playmaker Mesut Ozil made it 2-1 just after the game restarted with a rare and impudent headed goal before substitute Alex Iwobi wrapped things up to give Wenger’s side the points and maintain their challenge at the top.
Scorer Walcott says he and his team-mates have really stepped up the work ethic at the club and added:
“The intensity, the commitment and the hard work is showing, not just from 11 players in the starting 11, but it’s the whole squad.”
“The manager always digs that into us: how important the whole squad is. When called upon everyone who has been involved coming off the bench or starting has done a fantastic job and that is the difference this year to previous years, where maybe we weren’t quite ready as a whole squad.”