Who can Arsenal, Leicester, Man City draw in the knockout rounds?

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The UEFA Champions League is one Real Madrid win away from setting both the Bundesliga and La Liga for three potential quarterfinalists.

That means the opportunities for Arsenal, Leicester, and Man City are fairly wide open in terms of knockout round opponents.

The UCL rules dictate that teams from the same group cannot redraw each other in the knockout rounds, and the same is true for teams from the same league.

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The draw will be held Monday.

With Arsenal and Leicester City winning their groups, here’s who they could draw as it stands:

Arsenal: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, Porto or Copenhagen,
Juventus, Sevilla, or Lyon, Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid.

Leicester City: Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Sevilla, or LyonBorussia Dortmund or Real Madrid.

If we’re Arsenal, we like the Bayer Leverkusen or Copenhagen match-ups in terms of style. Ideal for Leicester? Lyon or Benfica.

As for unseeded Manchester City, it was not a boon to finish second to Barcelona, though City won’t face the Blaugranas and also avoids Arsenal in addition to either BVB or Real Madrid.

Manchester City: Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Monaco, Juventus or Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid

We suspect Guardiola would prefer Monaco.

Seeded
Arsenal
Atletico Madrid
Barcelona
Napoli
Monaco
Leicester City
Juventus or Sevilla
Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid

Unseeded
Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich
Manchester City
Benfica
Bayer Leverkusen
Porto or Copenhagen
Juventus or Lyon
Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid

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