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Arsenal hope luck is on their side in Champions League draw

Arsene Wenger is hoping to take Arsenal past the last 16 this season. Credit: PA

Arsenal fans will have their fingers crossed when the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League is made on Monday. Because they didn't win their group, they are likely to get a tough draw in the next round which starts in February. Amongst the teams they could face are the German giants Bayern Munich, who knocked them out last season, the reigning champions Real Madrid or Lionel Messi's Barcelona.

The six teams they could be drawn with are:

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Bayern Munich
  • Monaco
  • Porto
  • Real Madrid
Chelsea should face an easier draw. Credit: PA

Chelsea, on the other hand, won their group and are expected to go through to the quarter-finals, though they will not want to face the French side Paris Saint-Germain. The teams they could be drawn with are:

  • Basle
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Juventus
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Shakhtar Donetsk


Wasps say goodbye to their Wycombe home in style

Wasps fans said goodbye to their team. Credit: PA

Wasps said farewell to their home at Adams Park in Wycombe today with a 44-17 victory over the French side Castres. Wasps are moving to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry after deciding that staying in Wycombe was financially unviable.

Ben Jacobs scores a try during Wasps' win. Credit: PA

The club have been based in or around London for 147 years but announced the decision to move in October. Their next game will be against London Irish next Sunday.

Elton John gets stand named after him at Watford

The stand at Vicarage Road which has been renamed after Sir Elton John. Credit: PA

Sir Elton John has had a stand named after him at Watford Football Club in a ceremony before today's game at Wigan Athletic. The musician used to be Chairman of the club and is now a Honorary Life-President.

Sir Elton at Vicarage Road today. Credit: PA

Sir Elton came onto the pitch to speak to the fans during the naming ceremony.

This is one of the greatest days of my life. I used to stand on the terraces, I never thought I'd have a stand named after me.

– Sir Elton John
Sir Elton salutes Watford fans in 1984 during his time as Chairman. Credit: PA

Swimmers face icy plunge in annual cold swimming event

Swimmers dive in at the Parliament Hill Lido. Credit: ITV News

The Outdoor Swimming Society has held its annual December Dip at Parliament Hill Lido on Hampstead Heath. The society staged several different races including ones for contestants in fancy dress.

Some swimmers competed in fancy dress... Credit: ITV News
...though the contestant in the Viking costume found it tough going. Credit: ITV News
There was also a race for contestants wearing bobble hats. Credit: ITV News


Festive fun with sprinting Santas

Thousands of runners dressed as Santa will compete. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Around 2,500 joggers dressed as Father Christmas will take part in a 6k charity run in Battersea Park this morning. 'The Santa Run' hopes to raise thousands of pounds for the charity Disability Snowsport UK.

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