Having topped their Champions League group, Arsenal fans will have been confident heading into Monday’s draw that they may see their side pass the round of 16 for the first time in six years this term.
Gone are the days of horror draws straight out the group, Arsene Wenger’s side would get a nice easy draw and sail on through to the next stage.
That was until Bayern Munich finished second in their group, meaning a tie against the Gunners was possible and, of course, inevitable.
The fear mongers were right, and the north London side were once again drawn against the German giants, who have been the scourge of many an Arsenal European campaign in recent years.
There was only one thing any football fan could do at this low point, turn to social media – of course.
Whether it be from Arsenal fans, players or the wider footballing family, there were some brilliant reactions to the draw, here are some of the best…
— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) December 12, 2016
Only Arsenal would top their group and draw Bayern…
— Jack Rosser (@Jackrosser7) December 12, 2016
Ok, once again …
Think Arsenal-Bayern should get a nickname like El Classico. Maybe CL-draw-is-fixed-ico
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) December 12, 2016
Death, Taxes and playing Bayern in the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/dukdo7ZplU
— ByTheMinute Arsenal (@ByTheMinArsenal) December 12, 2016