Arsene Wenger got his wish as Arsenal were handed a Champions League draw against his old club Monaco on Monday

Asked about the prospect of facing Monaco, the side he managed between 1987 and 1994, Wenger said: "I'm not against it at all because it would be a visit to my first home there.

"Of course I would love to go there.I've got great memories of Monaco because they gave me a chance when I was a very young manager.

"We had many Champions League games there as well. When I arrived there, they had never passed the first round in the European Cup so we have good memories". He added

Chelsea are also off to France to face mega-bucks Paris St-Germain.

Manchester City meet Spanish giants Barcelona.

Bayer Leverkusen face Atletico Madrid, Juventus meet Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are set to battle the holders Real Madrid.

Basel – who knocked Liverpool out the competition – face Porto.

Champions League Round of 16 draw:

PSG v Chelsea

Manchester City v Barcelona

Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid

Juventus v Borussia Dortmund

Schalke v Real Madrid

Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayern Munich

Arsenal v Monaco

Basel v Porto

Round of 16 first leg matches will be played on 17/18 and 24/25 February and the return matches on 10/11 and 17/18 March.