Who could Arsenal face in the last-32 of the Europa League?

Who could Arsenal face in the last-32 of the Europa League?
Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal (Getty)

Arsenal went through to the knock-out stage of the Europa League in style thanks to a 6-0 win over BATE Borisov.

The Gunners were already assured top spot in Group H but that didn’t stop them putting on a show at a half-empty Emirates.

Mathieu Debuchy opened the scoring with a rocket before Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere netted before the break. An own goal from Denis Polyakov was followed by an Olivier Giroud penalty and Mohamed Elneny strike.

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So who might they face in the knock-out phase of the competition?

The eight teams that finished third in their Champions League group will be a part of Monday’s draw, as will the Europa League group winners and runners up.

The sides that dropped out of the Champions League

CSKA Moscow, Celtic, Atletico Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Spartak Moscow, Napoli, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.

The 12 group winners – including Arsenal – are seeded as are the four best third-ranked Champions League teams.

With Arsenal unable to face fellow Group H qualifiers Red Star Belgrade, they could face any of the following sides…

Potential last-32 opponents for Arsenal

AEK Athens
Borussia Dortmund
FC Astana
FC Copenhagen
FCSB Ludogorets
Partizan Belgrade
Real Sociedad
Spartak Moscow

Who could Arsenal face in the last-32 of the Europa League?
Wilshere was on the scoresheet against BATE (Getty)

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Of those sides, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli will be the ones to avoid for Arsene Wenger’s side.

Because Arsenal are seeded, they will play the second leg of the tie at home.

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