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All associated with Arsenal are eagerly anticipating Thursday’s Europa League draw as the Gunners prepare for a third successive season in the competition after failing to secure Champions League football once again.
Unai Emery’s side were presented with the perfect opportunity to return among Europe’s elite. However, they succumbed to a 4-1 loss to Chelsea in last season’s final in Baku, while a fifth-place Premier League finish ensured another season in the second-tier of European football.
The draw is taking place on Friday 30 August in Monaco, with Arsenal featuring in Pot 1 alongside Premier League rivals Manchester United. Here’s who they could face and who they’ll be hoping to take on, as well as who they’ll ideally be looking to avoid.
None of the sides in Pot 1 will face each other for the Europa League group stages, with the 12 sides featured all being drawn in separate groups starting from Group A to Group L. The draw will see all 48 teams split into four pots of 12 to compile the groups. Each of the 12 groups will contain one team from each seeded pot.
While the Gunners can’t face any sides in Pot 1, they will already be having their eyes on potential candidates for the trophy. The standout sides to lift the tournament will be themselves, United, Sevilla, Roma and Lazio, so it will be intriguing to see how those sides are drawn with.
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