Champions League Knockout Draw: Arsenal v Barcelona (As Requested), Mlian v Tottenham, Copenhagen v Chelsea, Marseille v Man Utd

Ollie Irish

17th, December 2010


By Ollie Irish

Bring it on, Arsenal fans said. BRING IT ON. Bring on one of the greatest teams ever to play football. And lo, Arsenal will face Barcelona in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League. I hope Gooners are happy now. They got their wish and it will take something of a football miracle for Arsenal to make it through two legs against Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and co. They can do it, but I’d fancy their chances much more over just the one leg. Over 180-odd minutes, Barca would beat most teams nine times out of ten.

It’s a tricky-looking draw all round for the English teams in fact, with only Chelsea

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