• Arsenal to face Bayern Munich for fourth time in five seasons in last 16.
  • Manchester City face Monaco, Sevilla drawn with Leicester City.
  • Other ties: Real Madrid vs Napoli, Benfica vs Dortmund, Porto vs Juventus, Leverkusen vs Atletico, PSG vs Barcelona.
  • Round of 16 fixtures: First leg: 14/15 & 21/22 February. Second Leg: 7/8 & 14/15 March.
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Europe's premier club competition reaches the last 16 stage. Getty Images

Right so we've come to an end of our live coverage of the Champions League draw. Good, bad and maybe for the Premier League trio, while PSG vs Barcelona represents the stand-out tie elsewhere.

That is not the end of English interest in Europe with Manchester United and Tottenham remaining in the Europa League. Discover who they at pitted against in the last 32 via our live blog here, which is well underway.


Monaco looks like one or the more presentable draws for Manchester City, though some feel otherwise. Arsenal and Tottenham have already been stung in Europe by Monaco.


Though the Gunners have registered two wins over Bayern across their six recent meetings, their lash clash was heavily one-sided. Follow the link to remind youfself of Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal from November 2015.

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Thomas Muller bagged a brace as Bayern Munich thrashed hapless Arsenal at the Allianz Arena AFP


Meanwhile, Arsenal fans are ruing their luck after finally finishing top of their Champions League group yet drawn Bayern Munich. Piers Morgan is naturally among them.


An ominous sign for Leicester.


And it is contrasting fortunes for the other two English clubs too. Manchester City will be delighted with Monaco, despite the principality having helped oust Tottenham in the group stage.

Leicester City's European jaunt will take them to Sevilla, who despite being dethroned as Europa League champions certainly represent a tough ask.

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So despite finishing top of their Champions League group for the first time since 2011, Arsenal are pitted against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for the fourth time in five seasons. It could not have been worse for the Gunners quite frankly.


Sevilla vs Leicester City


PSG vs Barcelona


Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid


Porto vs Juventus


Bayern Munich vs Arsenal


Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund


Real Madrid vs Napoli


Manchester City vs Monaco


Here we go. The draw is underway....


Our adjudicator Michael Heselschwerdt is currently explaining the format of the draw, which I have already discussed. No teams from the same group or country can be pitted together. Fixtures will be confirmed in due course.


Here comes Marchetti. Shaved like a baby boy but with a grasp of legislature to rival any Swiss lawyer; form an orderly queue ladies.

He is currently congratulating teams for qualifying for the last 16 before introducing Ruud Gullit to the stage, the only manager to have lost his job purely for partying. Terek Grozny's loss.


We're underway in Nyon with a highlights package with a musical accompaniment which has more synth than Calvin Harris' keyboard.

In the meantime, for the mathematical among you here is an analytical look at which side each team should draw.


Cardiff will of course be the venue for next year's final so we can expect an appearance from the final ambassador Ryan Giggs at some stage. Just don't ask where his former club, Manchester United, figure in the proceedings.


Dignities and representatives from each of the 16 clubs are taking their seats in Nyon. We're just minutes away from the start of the most over-hyped draw perhaps in world football. I bet you can't wait.


There is no Gianni Infantino these days to guide us through these excruciating events, instead we shall have to leave it to Uefa's other officials to ensure this morning goes down without a hitch. UEFA's dashing director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti is the man for such an occasion.

Giorgio Marchetti
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Arsene Wenger has been giving a press conference this morning to preview Arsenal's trip to Everton on Tuesday, suspiciously held before the draw in Nyon. He was asked about the open-nature of his year's competition and this is what he had to say:

"No team is super, super favourite. We finished top of the group so the second game is at home. Our challenge is to make an impact. We will wait and discover who we get and deal with it. Of course I have preferences but I better not say. I won't watch it, I can't influence it, so will be on the training pitch."

Arsene Wenger
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So who can our three Premier League sides draw this morning? Below is a breakdown of which sides Arsenal, Leicester and Man City could be paired with. It makes for interesting reading.

Arsenal possible opponents: Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Real Madrid, Porto, Sevilla.

Leicester possible opponents: Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid, Sevilla.

Manchester City possible opponents: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco, Napoli.