Europa League draw: Arsenal face BATE Borisov; Chelsea paired with Malmo
English Premier League side Arsenal will face Belarusian outfit BATE Borisov in their Europa League round of 32 clash, while fellow rivals Chelsea have been paired with Sweden side Malmo following the draw in Nyon on Monday.
Italian side Inter Milan, who came third in their Champions League group, have been drawn against Rapid Vienna, while Scottish champions Celtic will face La Liga side Valencia.
Meanwhile, five-time Europa League champions Sevilla will face another Italian outfit Lazio and Napoli play Sweden’s Zurich.
Arsenal, who crushed out to Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals last year will hope to take a step more and clinch the title under Unai Emery, someone who led Sevilla to three successive titles between 2014 and 2016.
Chelsea, on the other, will look to replicate the success they had in 2013 when the won the trophy.
The first leg of the round of 32 clash will take place on February 14, with the return games to be staged a week later.
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