Ozil, Ramsey and more: Arsenal stars react to Champions League draw
Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey tweet their thoughts after Champions League draw
Mesut Ozil was thrilled for Arsene Wenger after Arsenal drew the Frenchman’s former club Monaco in the Champions League last-16 draw.
The Gunners were handed a relatively kind draw for a change, whilst Manchester City will face Barcelona and Chelsea take on Paris Saint-Germain, who the Blues beat in last season’s quarter-finals.
Elsewhere, holders Real Madrid make the trip to Schalke for their last-16 first leg, whilst last year’s runners-up Atletico Madrid also travel to Germany to take on Bayer Leverkusen.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, to Monday’s last-16 draw in Nyon.
Spurs legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) needs to catch a flight, so hurry up Uefa: “Flight takes off at 11.30 so stop faffing about and get on with the Champions League draw, please.”
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) reckons the gaffer will be pleased: “It’s AS Monaco – Mon. Wenger will be happy about the draw #UCLdraw #AFCvMON #COYG”
Gunners playmaker Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) believes Arsenal fans will enjoy a trip to luxurious Monaco: “Monaco! I’m sure our fans will enjoy the away trip… great place, great draw! #ChampionsLeague”
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) wants the thoughts of Arsenal fans: “It’s AS Monaco !! What you thing ? #ChampionsLeague #draw #AFC #Poldi”
QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) can’t wait for some juicy ties: “PSG v Chelsea. City v Barca. What a draw so far…”
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is happy – for once: “BOOM! We drew the one team worse than us. Perfect. #monaco #afc #cldraw”
More from Lineker: “That’s a tasty old Champions League draw. City never get it easy, do they?”
City midfielder Stevan Jovetic posts to Instagram: “Against Barcelona. What do u think?”
City legend Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) is happy: “City v Barca Love it …”
Finally, Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) can’t wait to face some familiar faces: “What a draw for the @ChampionsLeague! Looking forward to meet @BeneHoewedes and @s04 with @realmadrid. #ToniLive”
Champions League last-16 draw
Paris St-Germain v Chelsea
Manchester City v Barcelona
Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid
Juventus v Borussia Dortmund
Schalke v Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayern Munich
Arsenal v Monaco
Basel v Porto