Here's the bad news for Arsenal: Who they could draw...

Arsenal are through after a 2-0 loss to Napoli.

It was all about qualifying to the next phase, wasn't it?

Well Arsenal managed to avoid a three goal defeat, losing 2-0 to Napoli, but with Borussia Dortmund clinching a late win over Marseille it meant the Gunners finished second in their group on goal difference.

It's significant because there are no easy games in the knockout phase, with the list of teams looking ominous.

Here are the five possibilities, with the Gunners unable to draw Chelsea, Manchester United or Borussia Dortmund in the last 16:

Real Madrid

Topped Group B with 16 points from a possible 18, scoring 20 goals and conceding five.

Bayern Munich

Bayern finished ahead of Manchester City on goal difference with 15 points, thanks to a miscalculation from Manuel Pellegrini last night, and this would be a potential repeat of last year's draw.


French champions PSG notched 13 points scoring 16 and conceding five, and nobody will fancy facing an attack on Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have like Arsenal defied expectations and finished top of Group G with five wins from a possible six.


Arsenal know all about Barcelona having been eliminated by the Spaniards twice in recent seasons. They won 6-1 against Celtic tonight.

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