Europa League draw: Who could Arsenal face in the round of 32?




Arsenal thrashed BATE Borisov 6-0 on Thursday night in their final Group H clash as they sailed into the Europa League round of 32 with a resounding victory.

Arsene Wenger’s men had already guaranteed top spot in Group H before kick-off and will enter the Europa League knockout rounds as one of 16 seeded teams.

But who could the Gunners face? Sportsmail has profiled the best and worst-case scenarios for Wenger’s side as they prepare to learn their fate at Monday’s Europa League draw in Switzerland.

Arsenal rounded off their Europa League group stage campaign with a 6-0 win on Thursday


POTENTIAL OPPONENTS: Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Celtic, Spartak Moscow, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, Ludogorets, AEK Athens, Lyon, FC Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Marseille, Ostersunds, Nice, Real Sociedad.

Arsenal are seeded after finishing top of Group H. No team can play a club from their own Europa League group meaning the Gunners can’t face Red Star Belgrade.

Teams from the same country are also kept apart though England’s only other entrants Everton failed to make the knockout stages after a disastrous campaign.

Subsequently Arsenal could face any of the Europa League group runners-up (except Red Star) and the four unseeded Champions League sides.

A nightmare draw for the Gunners would see them face 2013 Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund while Serie A title-chasers Napoli are another potential opponent.

An all-British clash featuring Celtic is also on the cards while Russian giants Spartak Moscow round off the four Champions League sides Arsenal could meet in the knockout stages.

Lyon look to be the most fearsome side out of the Europa League group runners-up though Arsenal would be wary of Marseille, Real Sociedad and FC Copenhagen.

Games will be played on February 15 and 22 with the full schedule set to be released following the draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

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