ARSENAL have been handed a nightmare Europa League draw with the Gunners to face Napoli within the quarter-finals.
Whereas Chelsea have been handed a beneficial tie after being drawn in opposition to Czech Republic outfit Slavia Prague within the final eight.
It will likely be an all-Spanish match-up between Valencia and Villarreal, whereas Eintracht Frankfurt’s reward for knocking out Inter Milan is a conflict in opposition to Benfica.
Unai Emery’s aspect might doubtlessly face Chelsea within the remaining in Azerbaijan on Might 29 having been separated within the semi-final draw.
Ought to the North Londoners prevail in opposition to Napoli, they are going to face the winner of Valencia and Villarreal within the semis.
It signifies that supporters might welcome fan favorite Santi Cazorla again to the Emirates after he left final summer season on a free switch to the Yellow Submarine.
Full Europa League draw
- Arsenal vs Napoli
- Villarreal vs Valencia
- Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt
- Slavia Prague vs Chelsea
Arsenal/Napoli vs Villarreal/Valencia
Benfica/Eintracht Frankfurt vs Slavia Prague/Chelsea
Whereas the West London aspect will face both Benfica or Frankfurt away ought to they advance past the quarter-finals.
The primary legs of the quarters might be performed on Thursday, April 11, with the return fixture to be held per week later.
Arsenal and Chelsea had been each drawn to play away within the first match, however the London rivals aren’t allowed to play within the capital on the identical day or consecutive nights, so the Gunners will face Napoli at residence first because of the Blues’ FA Cup success final 12 months.
The semi-finals might be performed on Might 2 and 9, with occasions to be introduced in the end.