Michael Owen reacts to Arsenal and Chelsea’s Champions League draw

Michael Owen has his say after Arsenal are drawn with Barcelona and Chelsea face PSG in the Champions League last 16

Michael Owen has described Arsenal and Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 draw as a “nightmare” for the English clubs.

Arsenal were pitted against Barcelona, while Chelsea will take on Paris Saint-Germain in the first knockout round of Europe’s elite club competition.

Manchester City, meanwhile, were handed a more favourable tie against Dynamo Kiev.

Owen used his personal Twitter account to post an update on Monday afternoon after the draw was made at Uefa’s headquarters in Switzerland.

The former Manchester United and Liverpool striker tweeted:

Arsenal suffered a 4-3 aggregate defeat by Barcelona in their most recent meeting at the last-16 stage back in 2011. The Gunners have not made it past the round of 16 in the last five attempts.

Champions League last 16 draw

Gent v Wolfsburg
Roma v Real Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea
Arsenal v Barcelona
Juventus v Bayern Munich
PSV Eindhoven v Atletico Madrid
Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg
Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City

First legs are scheduled to take place on 16-17 and 23-24 February 2015, with the return legs played on 8-9 and 15-16 March.

Arsenal moved top of the Premier League table with a comfortable 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

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