Women's Champions League: Arsenal face Fiorentina test in last 32

Arsenal win WSL title
Despite being English champions Arsenal were unseeded as they had not qualified for Europe since 2013-14

English champions Arsenal will face Italian Serie A runners-up Fiorentina in one of the standout ties in the last 32 of the Women's Champions League.

The Gunners, who are unseeded, host the Italians in the first leg.

Seeded Manchester City, who were second in the Women's Super League last term, were drawn against Swiss side Lugano.

Scottish champions Glasgow City face a trip to Russia to face Chertanovo, while qualifiers Hibernian will take on Czech side Slavia Prague.

It is the first time in three years that two Scottish sides have made the knockout stages, after Hibs beat Welsh side Cardiff Met in qualifying.

England's Lucy Bronze helped Lyon to victory in last season's Women's Champions League
England's Lucy Bronze helped Lyon to victory in last season's Women's Champions League

Lyon, who have won the last four titles and have England quartet Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris, Alex Greenwood and Izzy Christiansen in their squad, will travel to Russian side Ryazan-VDV in the opening leg of their tie.

Italian champions Juventus, who have former England striker Eni Aluko, meet Spanish league runners-up Barcelona in the other standout the tie of the round.

Ties will be played over two legs in September, with the first legs on 11-12 September and the second legs on 25-26 September.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have signed 18-year-old goalkeeper Fran Stenson from Manchester City on a "long-term deal".

Stenson has played for England age-group sides up to under-17 and made a first-team appearance for City against Aston Villa in last season's Continental Cup.

Full draw

Juventus v Barcelona

Hibernian v Slavia Prague

ZFK Spartak v Atletico Madrid

Braga v Paris Saint-Germain

Vllaznia v Fortuna Hjørring

Chertanovo v Glasgow City

Ryazan-VDV v Lyon

Arsenal v Fiorentina

IFK Gothenburg v Bayern Munich

St. Polten v FC Twente

Anderlecht v BIIK-Kazygurt

Breidablik v Sparta Prague

Mitrovica v Wolfsburg

Pitea v Brondby

Lugano v Man City

FC Minsk v FC Zurich

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