The new season is almost upon us so it’s time to have a look at the Europa League and who Arsenal could get.
Arsenal take part in their third Europa League campaign this season and they will be hoping to go yet another step further after going out in the semi-final in 2018 and losing the final in 2019.
Preliminary rounds are well underway with another set taking place on 1 August that saw, amongst others, Rangers, Aberdeen, Wolves, and Linfield from Northern Ireland make it to the third round of Europa League qualifying.
This will be the final qualifying round before we move on to the group stage draw that will involve Arsenal.
Group stage draw
This will take place on 30 August.
At the time of writing, all the participating teams are not yet known.
The teams that have already qualified include:
Besiktas, CSKA Moskva, Getafe, Lazio, Lugano, Manchester United, Borussia Monchengladbach, Olexandriya, Rennes, Roma, Sevilla, Sporting CP, Standard Liege, St Etienne (hello, William Saliba!), Wolfsberg and Wolfsburg which won’t be confusing at all.
These are the teams competing in the third qualifying round:
Game dates from UEFA.com
19 September: Group stage, matchday one
3 October: Group stage, matchday two
24 October: Group stage, matchday three
7 November: Group stage, matchday four
28 November: Group stage, matchday five
12 December: Group stage, matchday six
16 December: Round of 32 draw, Nyon
20 February: Round of 32, first leg
27 February: Round of 32, second leg
28 February: Round of 16 draw, Nyon
12 March: Round of 16, first leg
19 March: Round of 16, second leg
20 March: Quarter-final and semi-final draws, Nyon
9 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April: Semi-finals, first leg
7 May: Semi-finals, second leg
27 May: Final – Gdansk Stadium