Arsenal draw Monaco in Champions League Last 16

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Arsenal draw Monaco in Champions League Last 16 [divider]

Arsenal will face Monaco in the Champions League Last 16.

The Champions League draw took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Gunners qualified from Group D in second place on 13 points. Arsenal Wenger led Arsenal to their 15th consecutive Last 16.

Monaco finished Group A in first place on 11 points. The Ligue 1 outfit beat Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirate Cup this summer.

Arsenal have however, never lost against French opposition in European competition.

Dec 1969 (Fairs Cup) Rouen 0- 0
Mar 1994 (Cup Winners’ Cup) PSG 1-1
Mar 1995 (Cup Winners’ Cup) Auxerre 0-1
Sept 1998 (Champ Lge) RC Lens 1-1
Dec 1999 (Uefa Cup) Nantes 3-3
Apr 2000 (Uefa Cup) RC Lens 1-2
Feb 2001 (Champ Lge) Lyons 0-1
Oct 2002 (Champ Lge) Auxerre 0-1
Oct 2011 (Champ Lge) Marseilles 0-1
Sep 2012 (Champ Lge) Montpellier 1-2

Arsenal beat the Champions League’s sole Turkish representative Galatasaray 4-1 in London and by the same score in Istanbul.

Mesut Özil is expected to recover in time for the Last 16 game, the German international of Turkish origin has missed much of the early part of the season with injury.