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
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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.
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.
Teams Arsenal could face?
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.
Quarter-finals: 5 and 12 April
Semi-final draw: 13 April
Semi-finals: 26 April and 3 May
Final: Wednesday, May 16, Lyon
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