Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Champions League draw
By Matt Farr
Arsenal have been drawn to face Bayern Munich in the knockout-stages of the Champions League – and fans are not happy.
The German giants will perhaps be the happier of the two sets of supporters after Monday’s draw, having eliminated Arsenal at the same stage in both the 2012 and 2013 competitions.
The two have met four times in the last five seasons, with the Gunners finishing second to Bayern Munich in the group-stage last season.
Hoping their side would land a favourable tie after their group win, fans were less than optimistic over hearing the outcome of the draw and the identity of their opponents.
Here are some of their messages on Twitter:
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Arsenal vs Bayern.
Get your defibrillators ready coz your hearts will be tested.
Note: Stay away from sharp objects during these fixtures
— Lëvi (@LeviTheGooner) December 12, 2016
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) December 12, 2016
Of course we get Bayern again ??
— ArsenalCentral (@ArsenalCentral) December 12, 2016
Only Wenger could win the group & still draw Bayern Munich. Unbelievable. #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 12, 2016
Bayern Again. What a Joke the Champions league is. Next season can just have the money please without playing? #Arsenal
— Marlon Morgan (@MarlonMorga10) December 12, 2016
Thanks but no thanks, @Ludogorets1945
— Ö (@OliPriceBates) December 12, 2016
Not again ?? #ChampionsLeague
— The Arsenal (@thearsenal77) December 12, 2016
— Arsenal Related ⚽? (@ArsenalsRelated) December 12, 2016
One positive for Arsenal though, the Gunners look a much-improved side since the last time the two sides went head-to-head.
The current form of star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be a major boost to Arsenal, while the addition of Shkodran Mustafi at the back has formed a more solid defensive unit.
Meanwhile, with the second-leg at the Emirates, Arsenal could put themselves in a strong position if they get enough out of the first-leg – away goals will be priceless.
The first-leg will be played in Februay at the Allianz Arena, before the second-leg in north London in March.
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