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Champions League Draw: Arsenal & United Given Tough Tasks

By on December 20, 2012

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League took place on Thursday morning and as ever it threw up some intriguing ties.

Arsenal and Manchester United are the Premier League’s only remaining participants after Chelsea and Manchester City fell at the group stages, and the duo have been given a tough draw.

London side Arsenal finished runners up to Schalke in their group and have been drawn to play Bayern Munich – who were last years beaten finalists after losing out to Chelsea in a shoot-out.

Manchester United cruised through as group winners but have been given a tough task after being drawn to face Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The rest of the draw paired Galatasaray with Schalke, Celtic drew Juventus, Shakhtar were drawn to play Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan face Barcelona, Porto play Malaga and Valencia will play PSG.

The first legs will be played 12/13 and 19/20 February, second legs 5/6/ and 12/13 March.

What are Arsenal and Manchester United fans thought on the draw? Get involved in the comments section below.

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8 Comments

  1. Twist

    December 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    It nt a very bad draw 4 arsenal

  2. the king

    December 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

    2 teams that arsenal didint want, barca and bayern.
    juve would of not been that bad.

    but our style of play makes it easy for bayern.

    cant see how beating them.

  3. Minas

    December 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Looks tough for Arsenal who have been on and off gear; Bayen are fighters. There is enough time for Wenger to put his boys to form before they face the Bundasliga giants

  4. kiran

    December 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    if arsenal buy nice players in the january transfer window……. they can win

    • Gabby

      December 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

      not too bad for the Gunners,trust me we can bet them.

  5. yousuf

    December 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I think this crop of arsenal players have the potential to beat any team.even barca.but only if we keep theo and have fit players.I only hope when playing bayern, we have no injuries.

  6. Timothy

    December 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    The best team of the day will depend on who will have a full squared in the two matches to be played

  7. Makochi

    December 22, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Chelsea did @ their home ground why cannt we ‘did’ it? The gunners blaze

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