Arsenal are in the draw for the Europa League round of 32 on Monday, so let’s have a look at when and where to watch it, and which teams Unai Emery’s side could end up facing.
Coverage of the draw begins at 12pm on BT Sport 2 on Monday. The draw takes place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and will reportedly start shortly after midday. Knowing the way they love to drag draws out though, it may well be a bit longer before it really gets underway.
Here are the teams Arsenal could end up facing:
- BATE Borisov
- Club Brugge
- Rapid Wien
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Slavia Praha
- Stade Rennais
- Viktoria Plzen
The 16th team, who finished as group runners-up but can’t draw Arsenal, are Sporting Lisbon. You can’t draw a team from your own group at this stage.
Thanks to the various teams that can’t draw each other because they’re from the same country or the same group, there are some sides that Arsenal are slightly more likely to draw than others, statistically speaking. The most likely team are Krasnodar, at 7.65%, followed by Lazio, at 7.47%.
The two least likely teams for Arsenal to draw are Viktoria Plzen and Galatasaray, at 6.09%. Check out the below table for the likelihood of any individual matchup:
We’ll have to wait and see who the Gunners end up against.