EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: Arsenal discover opponents

EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: Arsenal discover opponents

EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: Arsenal discover opponents

Find out who Arsenal have been drawn against in the Europa League round of 32.

The draw for the Europa League round of 32 has taken place. 

Read on to discover Arsenal's opponents. 

Mikel Arteta's Gunners finished top of Group B after winning all six matches to qualify for the knockout stages of the trophy.

They eased past Molde, Rapid Vienna and Dundalk, scoring 20 goals and conceding only five.

Despite poor league form, including a miserable 1-0 defeat by Burnley at the Emirates on Sunday evening, the north Londoners will be aiming to go one better than 2019 when they were runners-up to to Chelsea.

Last season they were knocked-out by Olympiacos in the round of 32.

Despite Arsenal winning 1-0 in Greece through an Alex Lacazette strike, the Pireaus-based outfit won 2-1 in extra time at the Emirates in late February in the last cup match at the Emirates prior to lockdown.

In the draw on Monday lunchtime, Arsenal were drawn against Benfica.

UEFA have stated that the round of 32 first legs are scheduled for Thursday 18 February, with the second legs on Thursday, February 25.

Provisional dates for the round of 16 should Arsenal win through are set for Thursday, February 25 with the second leg set to be Thursday, March 11.

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