Date: 18th December 2009 at 11:30am
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The much anticipated draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League has been made, and our beloved Gunners have been paired with Porto.

Porto won the Champions League under the guidance of Jose Mourinho in 2004 and are two times winners of the competition. Arsenal and Porto have played each other two times before in the group stages of the Champions League in the 2008/09 season, with Porto taking the away leg 2-0 and Arsenal cruising to victory in the home leg 4-0.

The draw has once again been quite kind to the Gunners, with us avoiding teams such as AC Milan, Inter Milan, Lyon, and CSKA Moscow (Who wants to go there in the winter?).

First knockout round draw:

Stuttgart v Barcelona
Olympiakos v Bordeaux
Inter Milan v Chelsea
Bayern Munich v Fiorentina
CSKA Moscow v Sevilla
Lyon v Real Madrid
Porto v Arsenal
AC Milan v Manchester United