After Arsenal won their Europa League group earlier this season, it meant they skipped the first knockout round of the competition, reason why Mikel Arteta’s side haven’t played a European game since before the World Cup.
Just in case you’ve forgotten, Arsenal finished top of a group containing PSV, Bodo/Glimt and FC Zurich by winning five out of the six group stage games to reach the next round of the competition.
Arsenal’s Europa League campaign will return next month and the Gunners are set to find out who they’ll face in the round-of-16 when the draw is made tomorrow.
Everything you need to know ahead of the draw:
When is the draw taking place?
The draw will begin at 11am UK time on Friday, February 24, at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyom, Switzerland. UEFA have said the draw can be viewed live on their website.
Who Arsenal could face in the round-of-16…
- Union Berlin (Germany)
- Juventus (Italy)
- Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
- Roma (Italy)
- Sevilla (Spain)
- Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
- Sporting Lisbon (Portugal)
Who else is left in the competition, that Arsenal won’t be facing…
- Real Betis (Spain)
- Fenerbahce (Turkey)
- Ferencvaros (Hungary)
- Feyenoord (Holland)
- Freiburg (Germany)
- Real Sociedad (Spain)
- Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium)
- Manchester United (England)
When and where will the last-16 games take place?
The first leg will be played on Thursday 9th March which will see us travel to our opponents. As a bonus for winning the group, the second leg will be played in front of our own supporters on Thursday 16th March.