It’s something not familiar for Arsenal fans, Europa league draw. It’s the first time under Arsene Wenger Arsenal fails to qualify for the Champions league. The Gunners fans are used to attend the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, but this year they are forced to attend Thursdays matches.
The draw will take place on Friday 25 of August at 1PM BST in Monaco.
Who Will Arsenal not face?
Arsenal will avoid the teams in its pot, pot 1, and has to face another team from each of the other pots. In addition, Arsenal can’t face any team from England, which is Everton
- Lyon from France
- Villarreal from Spain
- Lazio from Italy
- Everton from England
Who may Arsenal Face?
- Atalanta from Italy
- Zulte Waregem from Belgium
- Zorya Luhansk from Ukraine
- Konyaspor from Turkey
- Vitesse from Holland
- Fastav Zlin from Czech Republic
- Lugano from Switzerland
- Real Sociedad from Spain*
- Lokomotiv Moscow from Russia*
- Hertha Berlin from Germany*
- 1. FC Koln from Germany*
- Vitoria Guimaraes from Portugal*
*Teams that didn’t qualify yet
And here is the distribution of the 4 pots.
What is the worst draw for Arsenal
Arsenal has to avoid AC Milan Ajax,Marseille, and Real Sociedad in order to have a smooth journey.
What is the best draw for Arsenal?
Arsenal is expected to have a smooth journey in the Europa League this season. However, this season the champions league draw isn’t easy and mane group stages are called “the iron group” which means the third place will play the Europe League.
Basel,Benfica,Celtic,Roma,Sporting,Shakhtar Donetsk,Feyenoord,Leipzig,Tottenham, and Borussia Dortmund may join the Europa league this season if they don’t make it in their group stages.
Stay tuned to know the latest news about the official draw tomorrow.