The Gunners were handed a repeat of their last-16 ties from both 2013 and 2014, both of which saw them eliminated. They also met in last season’s group stage.
Manchester City were paired with Monaco in the first tie drawn out while Leicester City were the last team drawn and will face Sevilla.
PSG’s sporting director Patrick Kluivert reacts to Barcelona draw
“In this group, you knew the possibility was there to draw one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
“We have played Barcelona two times, we know it is going to be a big match. We know everything about Barcelona, everybody does, but we have to face it. But Barcelona has to watch out for us.”
Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain on Monaco draw
“Happy to be here. Of course we have avoided Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona.”
“I think they [Monaco] are playing the best football in France now. All the respect for what they are doing in the league. They have young players and a lot of talent.”
Arsenal secretary David Miles on the Bayern draw:
“We thought it might happen.”
“We’ve played them some five or six times in the last 15 years. But to keep it in context we’ve now qualified for the knockout stage for the 14 consecutive season.”
“The fans will think once again we’ve got the rough end of the draw but we have to beat them one day so why not this season?”
“Of course it’s going to be difficult but we are in a rich vein of form. We’re going to be upbeat and positive.”
Here’s the draw in full:
Manchester City vs Monaco
Real Madrid vs Napoli
Benfica vs Dortmund
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal
Porto vs Juventus
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid
PSG vs Barcelona
Sevilla vs Leicester City
Ties to be played 14/15 & 21/22 February and 7/8 & 14/15 March.