Bayern Munich will face Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League, while PSG take on Barcelona following the draw which was made in Nyon on Monday.
The Gunners were handed a repeat of their last-16 ties from both 2013 and 2014, both of which saw them eliminated by the German giants. They also met in last season’s group stage, each winning their home contest.
Arsenal’s general secretary David Miles told BT Sport 2: “We thought it might happen, we’ve played them five or six times in the last 15 years.
“We’ve now qualified for the knockout stage for the 14th successive season, that’s testament to Arsene and the squad over that period.
“The fans will think we’ve got the rough end of the draw again but at some stage the tide’s got to turn so why not this time?”
Elsewhere Real Madrid take on Italian outfit Napoli, Manchester City face Monaco, Borussia Dortmund head to Benfica in their first leg, FC Porto will welcome Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen take on Atletico Madrid and Leicester will travel to Spain to take on Sevilla.
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Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain was happy with his side’s draw but warned that Monaco – who beat Tottenham twice in the group stage – will be no pushovers.
“We are happy to be here, and then we have avoided Real Madrid and Barcelona,” he told BT Sport.
“Monaco are playing probably the best football in France now. In a group with Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen they were top and they have young players and a lot of talent.
“It’s a new adventure for everybody here and it is a good draw. We want to be offensive and play attacking football and Monaco want this (as well).”
Leicester face opponents in Sevilla, who are playing at this stage of the competition for the first time in seven years, but have won the Europa League three seasons in succession.
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The first legs will be played on February 14 and 15, with the second legs taking place on March 21 and 22.