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Europa League draw: All you need to know as Arsenal wait to find out who they will face

PUBLISHED: 10:11 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:11 16 March 2018

The Arsenal team before the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

The Arsenal team before the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

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Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-1 on Thursday evening at the Emirates to seal their place in the last eight of the Europa League following a 5-1 victory on aggregate. Read on for more on who they will face in Friday’s draw.

GOAL! Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his second goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny LooGOAL! Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his second goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

The draw?

The UEFA Europa League draw begins at midday and takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. It follows the UEFA Champions League draw, which starts at 11am.

GOAL! Arsenal celebrate Danny Welbeck's second goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny LooGOAL! Arsenal celebrate Danny Welbeck's second goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams Arsenal could face?

Atletico Madrid

Marseille

GOAL! Jack Wilshere breaks down the left and crosses for Welbeck to head home his second in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny LooGOAL! Jack Wilshere breaks down the left and crosses for Welbeck to head home his second in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

Lazio

RB Leipzig

Sporting Lisbon

RB Salzburg

CSKA Moscow

Is there country protection?

No. It is an open draw in which no teams are seeded and clubs from the same country can be drawn against each other. The side drawn first will play the first leg at home. Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will help to conduct the draw.

When will the matches be played?

The first leg will be on Thursday 5 April, with the return taking place on Thursday 12 April.

Dates

Quarter-finals: 5 and 12 April

Semi-final draw: 13 April

Semi-finals: 26 April and 3 May

Final: Wednesday, May 16, Lyon

Who do you want Arsenal to face? Join in the discussion at the Islington Gazette Arsenal Facebook page now.

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