Arsenal’s opponents for the first knockout stage of the Europa League have been revealed.
It’s the beginning of the busy festive period for Arsenal in the Premier League but we can still expect some news from European competition.
The draw for the next stages of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League competitions have been made this morning and Arsenal have learned their fate.
The Gunners qualified top of Group E after picking up five wins and a draw in their six matches.
Arsenal have been drawn against BATE Borisov in the next round of the competition.
🇧🇾 BATE v Arsenal 🏴#UELdraw
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 17, 2018
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The two sides met in the Europa League group stage last season. The Gunners won both ties comfortably with an aggregate score of 10-2.
It’s not the worst draw Arsenal could have had. BATE Borisov aren’t the best side left in the competition and the Gunners will be hopeful of progressing even further. Unai Emery has a history in this competition and will be hoping to create even more with his new side this season.