Can Arsenal finally make it to the last eight of the Champions League after failing to do so in the past five years?

This is the big question on the mind of every gunner fan after Arsenal drew Champions League holders Barcelona in the draw of the last 16 held on Monday.

Arsenal who made history by qualifying for the last 16 in their 17th attempt in a row look once again to be going home after drawing the Spanish side.

The gunners have not made it past the last 16 in the last five years and will need a miracle to end their bad run this time around.

The last time the two sides met at this stage was in 2011 with Barcelona edging out the English side.

Champions League Draw
Champions League Final 8 Draw – Image Source – AP

Chelsea another English side in the last 16 have drawn money bags PSG in a repeat of last year’s fixture at this stage which the French side won.

The third English side Manchester City have drawn Dynamo Kiev. The first leg of the last 16 Champions League fixtures will be played in February.

Full fixtures: Gent v Wolfsburg, As Roma v Real Madrid, PSG v Chelsea, Arsenal v Barcelona, Juventus v Bayern Munich, PSV v Atletico Madrid, Benfica v Zent and Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City.
Can Arsenal finally make it to the last eight of the Champions League after failing to do so in the past five years?

This is the big question on the mind of every gunner fan after Arsenal drew Champions League holders Barcelona in the draw of the last 16 held on Monday.

Arsenal who made history by qualifying for the last 16 in their 17th attempt in a row look once again to be going home after drawing the Spanish side.

The gunners have not made it past the last 16 in the last five years and will need a miracle to end their bad run this time around.

The last time the two sides met at this stage was in 2011 with Barcelona edging out the English side.

Chelsea another English side in the last 16 have drawn money bags PSG in a repeat of last year’s fixture at this stage which the French side won.

Cheslea vs PSG
Some humour from the Chelsea camp – Image Source – Chelsea on Twitter

The third English side Manchester City have drawn Dynamo Kiev. The first leg of the last 16 Champions League fixtures will be played in February.

Full fixtures:

Gent v Wolfsburg

As Roma v Real Madrid

PSG v Chelsea

Arsenal v Barcelona

Juventus v Bayern Munich

PSV v Atletico Madrid

Benfica v Zent

Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City.