Topping your group is often viewed as a way to success in the Champions League, earning a round of 16 meeting with a runner-up and in theory a more straightforward path to the tournament's latter stages. This season that might not be so simple.
In the list of group runners-up there are several teams that no group winner will want to be drawn against on Monday. That field is led by holder and 11-time winner Real Madrid, and also includes five-time champion Bayern Munich as well as last season's semi-finalists Manchester City and French champion Paris Saint-Germain.
Even with the restriction that teams from the same group or national association cannot face off in the last 16, there promises to be some heavyweight contests when the knockout phase begins in February.
For Arsenal, seeing so many big-hitters among the group runners-up will be quite a worrying prospect. The Premier League side has paid the price for finishing second in its group over the past four seasons, drawing the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and going out in the first knockout round on each occasion.
Arsene Wenger's side finally managed to top its group this time but could still meet its old nemesis Bayern or even a Real Madrid side currently on a club-record run of 34 matches unbeaten.
Atletico Madrid also topped a giant in the group stage, having dropped just two points to finish ahead of Bayern Munich. And Diego Simeone's side, runner-up in two of the last three seasons, appears determined to go all the way this time around.
Group Winners: Arsenal (Group A, England), Napoli (Group B, Italy), Barcelona (Group C, Spain), Atletico Madrid (Group D, Spain), Monaco (Group E, France), Borussia Dortmund (Group F, Germany), Leicester City (Group G, England), Juventus (Group H, Italy)
Group Runners-Up: Paris Saint-Germain (Group A, France), Benfica (Group B, Portugal), Manchester City (Group C, England), Bayern Munich (Group D, Germany), Bayer Leverkusen (Group E, Germany), Real Madrid (Group F, Spain), Porto (Group G, Portugal), Sevilla (Group H, Spain)
Draw Time: 6 a.m. EST
TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
Live Stream: Uefa.com