Champions League: Last 16 Best XI (1)

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GMS don't know about you, football fans, but we are really bloody excited about the Champions League starting up again this coming week.

The draw is split in half over two sets of midweek fixtures and the first four of the last 16 fixtures being Arsenal v Bayern Munich, AC Milan v Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester City v Barcelona.

While all of those fixtures are very attractive, as should be the case in the last 16, but the two standout clashes are those at Emirates Stadium and Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City aren't quite flying like they were a few weeks ago, but they feel they will have a good chance of getting at a Barcelona side that have looked vulnerable defensively this season, although they've maintained their sky high attacking standards.

Bayern Munich are the current kings of Europe and it seems as though Pep Guardiola has somehow managed to make a team that won every competition they were in last season, even better.

However, Arsenal's place in the Premier League title race was sparked by the magnificent win at the Allianz Arena last season, though they were given a lesson in the home tie of that fixture.

Anyway, there are plenty of great teams and great players, so GMS decided they would make up a starting XI of the players we feel have performed the most impressively in their respective positions throughout the group stages and made it this far.

Click to start the slideshow and see the line-up...

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