Arsenal will take on Barcelona in the last 16 of this season's UEFA Champions League.

The Gunners were paired with the Catalan giants when the draw for the first knockout round was made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday.

Arsenal were knocked out of last season's competition by Barcelona. They drew 2-2 at Emirates Stadium before losing 4-1 at the Nou Camp.

The teams also met in the 2006 Champions League Final where Barcelona came from behind to win 2-1 at the Stade de France.

The dates for our two-legged tie with Barcelona are as follows:

First leg
Arsenal v Barcelona
Wednesday 16th February 2011
Kick Off: 19.45 UK
To be played at Emirates Stadium

Second leg
Barcelona v Arsenal
Tuesday 8th March 2011
Kick Off: 19:45 UK
To be played at Camp Nou

Stay close to Arsenal.com for Champions League ticket details.

Champions League draw:
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk
AC Milan v Tottenham
Valencia v Schalke
Inter Milan v Bayern Munich
Lyon v Real Madrid
Arsenal v Barcelona
Marseilles v Manchester United
Copenhagen v Chelsea

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