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
- Bayern Munich
- Real Madrid
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:
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Shakhtar Donetsk
Arsene Wenger believes his team will be back to full confidence after they've experienced a few more matches like the ones they had earlier this week.
According to ITV Sport, Wenger describes his team's performance as being 'a bit edgy' and needing a few more games.
Arsenal are currently sixth in the league after beating Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.
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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could return from injury for this evening's game against Manchester United.
The 28 year old has been out for three-month after breaking his leg in the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Everton on August 23.
Manager Arsene Wenger said the France international could be in contention for tonight's game.
The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League going in to the game. Kick off is at 5.30pm.
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According to reports in today's Independent, Pep Guardiola may take over as manager at Arsenal. The former Barcelona boss is expected to quit Bayern Munich at the end of next season.
It's believed this could potentially coincide with when Arsene Wenger may be ready to relinquish his role at Emirates.
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has allegedly been punched by an opposing coach in the Indian Super League.
The Frenchman, currently playing for FC Goa, claims he was hit by Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas at half-time during a 2-1 loss.
"Both teams have written to the ISL and the incident has been referred to the regulatory commissioner," an ISL spokesperson told Reuters.
Cavin Lobo's scored twice for Kolkata to earn the points following Andre Santos' opener for FC Goa.
"The other thing that happened which is more serious is that one of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team," FC Goa coach Zico said after the match.
"Pires said he was punched in the face by the Atletico coach and it is very shameful.
"I am telling you what my players told me and I didn't see that myself but I don't think that Pires will lie and say something that didn't happen."
Galatasary have been fined 50,000 Euros (£40,000) by UEFA after their fans threw flares on to the pitch when the Turkish team played Arsenal in the Champions League on October 1st. The game, which Arsenal won 4-1, was temporarily halted as two Galatasaray players went to plead with supporters not to throw the flares. The Met Police arrested several people on the night and two men, who both live in the UK, have been charged.
UEFA has dropped proceedings against Arsenal.
The London club were charged with "insufficient organisation (lack of body searching)" after fireworks and missiles were thrown onto the Emirates Stadium pitch during a 4-1 home win on October 1.
There'll be no love lost on the pitch this afternoon as Chelsea take on Arsenal, even if your name's Mathieu Flamini.
The Arsenal midfielder is ready to put his friendship with Cesc Fabregas to one side for the duration of the match reports ITV Sport.
The former Arsenal team mates, now live near each other in North London.