Ozil will certainly be key to any success coming Arsenal's way and his form in front of goal this season could prove vital, especially as he found the net against Bayern Munich previous year.
"Being away from home for the first leg allows us to be patient and counter-attack, which we're very good at with the pace of Sanchez and Walcott, so I think being away first makes this a 50/50".
However, there are reasons for Gunners fans to be cheerful: Group A runners-up Paris Saint-Germain will meet Barcelona, which means a trip to the Camp Nou was avoided by virtue of topping the group (or, if you are a glass-half-empty kind of person, it means they were doomed either way).
The fans will think we have got the rough end of the draw again - at some stage the tide has got to turn and we will beat them.
German champions Bayern will be facing Arsenal for a fourth time in five seasons in the competition. "So we have to get a special day".
Arsenal are bidding to end a string of six successive last 16 exits from Europe's top competition - and Wenger has insisted the Gunners are now ready to heed all those harsh lessons from recent years.
"Arsenal now has a very good team and a coach that I appreciate".
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His brother Paul, who plays for France , joined United from Juventus in the close season for a world record fee. The first legs will be played on February 16, with return matches on February 23.
The two clubs will square off when the tournament resumes next year, but perhaps the Italian was too modest with the plaudits, or perhaps he was simply misinformed, having referred to Arsene Wenger's side as "Premier League leaders". "It'll be tough but I'm confident". "Every game is different and we will see what happens".
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side will be wary of Monaco, who in the group stage helped consign Tottenham Hotspur to the Europa League.
"Boateng has really struggled this season, he was probably the best player in the Bundesliga last season", Hargreaves told BT Sport.
Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm tweeted: "Tough draw as Arsenal is in really good shape".
Manchester City were the first team drawn out yesterday and will face Monaco on February 21 and March 15.
PSG midfielder Lucas added: "We'll have to play well, as they're a big team with great players - a team that wins a lot".