Piers Morgan bemoans luck after Arsenal v Barcelona last-16 draw

Piers Morgan reflects on Arsenal's Champions League last-16 draw against Barcelona

Piers Morgan bemoaned Arsenal’s misfortune after the Gunners were pitted against Barcelona in Monday morning’s Champions League last-16 draw.

The Premier League leaders will face La Liga’s pace-setters in a repeat of the 2006 final Paris, which Barcelona won 2-1 against 10-man Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger’s side have faced Spanish side Barcelona or Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich in the knockout stage in three of the past five Champions League seasons.

And outspoken Arsenal supporter Morgan was left despondent after the north London side were drawn against the Champions League holders.

Arsenal suffered a 4-3 aggregate defeat by Barcelona in their most recent meeting at the last-16 stage in 2011.

The Gunners also exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage after a 6-3 loss to the Catalan side in 2010.

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First legs are scheduled to take place on 16-17 and 23-24 February. Return legs are on 8-9 and 15-16 March.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be held on 18 March, with the semi-final line-up drawn on 15 April.

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