Arsenal have been drawn against defending champions Barcelona in the knockout phase of the 2016/16 UEFA Champions League draw held at Nyon on Monday.
Two seeding pots were formed, one consisting of group winners and the other of runners-up with no team allowed to play a club from their group or any side from their own association.
Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 16/17 and 23/24 February and at home in the return matches on 8/9 and 15/16 March.
The Catalans defeated Arsenal in the 2009/10 quarter-finals and 2010/11 round of 16, and also the 2006 UEFA Champions League final in St-Denis.
Both sides have met seven times in the Champions League, most recently in 2011 when Andrey Arshavin famously clinched a 2-1 first-leg win before the Gunners went down 4-3 on aggregate.
Barcelona will travel to Emirates Stadium for the first leg in February, with the second leg in Barcelona in March.
Reflecting on the 2006 final, Juliano Belletti who netted the winning goal back then against Arsenal says it is a great time to revisit the occasion after the teams were paired together again.
“It was special because it’s good to go down in the history of a team like Barcelona.” Belletti told UEFA.com
Draw in full:
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