Arsenal have drawn Barcelona for their Champions League round of 16 clash. This continue the poor luck of the draw in recent times. Arsenal fans must be falling short of words to describe their horror luck in Champions League knock out rounds. Gunners have been facing either Bayern Munich or Barcelona in the round of 16 for last 4-5 seasons with only last season being an exception.
Gunners drew AS Monaco last time around but still were knocked out after suffering a horror defeat. This year, Arsenal qualified for the knock out rounds against all the odds when they qualified on final night of the group stage with a 3-0 win over Olympiakos.
However, that effort must have felt rather bleak when they knew their fate earlier today when they were draw against the reigning European Champions – Barcelona. Arsene Wenger must be ruining his luck when it comes to the Champions League knock out rounds as it has been almost more than 7 seasons when the Gunners last qualified beyond the Quarter Final stage in the competitions.
Make no mistake, we are not undermining Arsenal’s squad strength or capability, but on current form, it may be all too much to do for Arsenal as they come up against the best team in Europe at the moment.
Arsenal’s city neighbors and the current Premier League Champions Chelsea were drawn against PSG for the round of 16 action in Champions League 2015/16 season.