Gunners through despite defeat

Arsenal missed out on top spot in Group F after losing 2-0 to Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo yesterday evening.

Goals from former Gunners target Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon secured victory for Rafael Benitez’s men, who joined Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on twelve points but miss out due to their head to head record against both teams.

Arsene Wenger’s side will discover their opponents in the last sixteen when the draw is made in Switzerland on Monday afternoon.

As runners-up, they are set to face either reigning champions Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain or Atletico Madrid.

First, the club will turn their attention to their tough trip to Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime, before their equally challenging tie against Chelsea eight days later.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will battle Manchester United for the services of Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann, according to Talksport.

The 22 year old has been in fine form in La Liga this season, scoring nine goals in thirteen appearances, while he has also impressed for France’s U21’s in the European Championship qualifiers.

Sociedad are keen on keeping Griezmann, who is valued at around £20m but have admitted it will be a struggle to do so.

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