Arsenal secured their place in the Champions League last 16 with an impressive 6-0 victory over Lens on Wednesday night.
Needing just a single point to confirm advancement after PSV’s 3-2 win against Sevilla earlier that day, the Gunners achieved their objective comfortably.
With one round of group stage fixtures remaining, Mikel Arteta’s squad is already aware that they’ll face one of the group runners-up in the round of 16.
While there are still details to be finalized in other groups, Arsenal has a general idea of potential opponents in the next stage.
Currently, only two teams have secured second place in their groups. PSV, having already faced Arsenal in the group stage, is one of them, and the other is RB Leipzig, a possible contender for the Gunners to encounter.
Hence, Arsenal’s potential opponents in the next round will depend on the runners-up in their respective groups. These could include Napoli or Braga, Real Sociedad or Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid or Lazio, Borussia Dortmund, PSG or AC Milan, RB Leipzig, Barcelona, Porto or Shakhtar Donetsk, and Galatasaray or FC Copenhagen.