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Man City are aiming to become only the second team to win back-to-back Champions Leagues (Photo: Getty)

Arsenal and Manchester City have successfully made it to the Champions League quarter-final draw.

The Gunners have reached the last eight for the first time since 2010 thanks to David Raya’s penalty shootout heroics against Porto, while holders City cruised past impressive underdogs FC Copenhagen 6-2 on aggregate.

The English sides are the two favourites to win one of the biggest prizes in world sport, but they’ll face stiff competition from the giants of European football.

But when exactly is the Champions League quarter-final draw and how will it all work? Read on for everything you need to know:

When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?

The draw takes place on Friday 15 March at 11am UK time at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

It is important to note that not only will the quarter-final fixtures be drawn but also the semi-final and final.

This means teams will be able to map out their potential route to Wembley, as well as who will be the ‘home’ team in the final – not that that will be on their minds at this stage.

Real Madrid CF v RB Leipzig: Round of 16 Second Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24

Can Jude Bellingham inspire Real Madrid to a record extending 15th European crown? (Photo: Getty)

Which teams are in the Champions League quarter-final draw?

The Premier League’s two remaining teams Arsenal and Manchester City have both made it after beating Porto and FC Copenhagen in the last 16.

Spain’s two biggest clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona have also qualified, as have German and French champions Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

The final last-16 ties take place tonight with last year’s runners-up Inter Milan 1-0 up against Atletico Madrid from the first leg, while Borussia Dortmund vs PSV is delicately poised at 1-1.

Crucially, from the quarter-finals onwards, clubs from the same country can be drawn against each other, meaning there is a possibility the Gunners and the Citizens will play each twice more before the season’s out.

Arsenal FC v FC Porto: Round of 16 Second Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24

Arsenal have reached the UCL quarter-finals for the first time since 2010 after beating Porto on penalties (Photo: Getty)

How to watch the Champions League quarter-final draw on TV

The draw will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 1 as well as their YouTube channel.

It will also be streamed on UEFA’s website.

Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane is hoping to make the Champions League the first major trophy of his entire career (Photo: Getty)

When are the Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals?

Fans will have to wait almost a month – and endure a tedious international break – before they get to enjoy these games, with the first legs of the quarter-finals taking place on 9/10 April, with the second legs on 16/17 April.

The semi-final first legs are on 30 April/ 1 May, followed by the second legs on 7/8 May.

The final itself will take place at Wembley on Saturday 1 June.

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