The Europa League draw for group stages was made on Friday and Arsenal finally learned who they will be spending their Thursday evenings with for the foreseeable future.

Sports journalist and presenter Adriano del Monte (L) and Former German football player Karl-Heinz Korbel (R) flank Hungary's head coach Zoltan Gera (C) as they attend the draw for the UEFA Europa League football tournament group stage 2022-2023 in Istanbul on August 26, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
Sports journalist and presenter Adriano del Monte (L) and Former German football player Karl-Heinz Korbel (R) flank Hungary’s head coach Zoltan Gera (C) as they attend the draw for the UEFA Europa League football tournament group stage 2022-2023 in Istanbul on August 26, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Missing out on Champions League last season means that Arsenal are back in the Europa League after taking a break from European competition altogether.

With the Champions League draw taking place on Thursday, on Friday, we learned that Arsenal will be in Europa League Group A with Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV, Bodo/Glimt and FC Zurich.

Matchday 1 will take place on 8 September, 2022, and the final is scheduled to take place on 31 Mary, 2023, in the Puskás Aréna in Budapest.

Europa League draw in full

Europa League Group A

  • Arsenal
  • PSV
  • Bodo/Glimt
  • FC Zurich

Europa League Group B

  • Dynamo Kiev
  • Fenerbache
  • Rennes
  • Larnaca

Europa League Group C

  • Roma
  • Ludogorets
  • Real Betis
  • HJK Helsinki

Europa League Group D

  • Malmo
  • Braga
  • Union Berlin
  • Union Saint-Gilloise

Europa League Group E

  • Real Sociedad
  • Manchester United
  • Sheriff Tiraspol
  • Omonoia

Europa League Group F

  • Lazio
  • Feyenoord
  • Midtjylland
  • Sturm Graz

Europa League Group G

  • Qarabag
  • Olympiakos
  • Frieburg
  • Nantes

Europa League Group H

  • Monaco
  • Red Star Belgrade
  • Ferencvaros
  • Trabzonspor

Europa League 2022/23 match schedule

When does the Europa League group stage start?

Matchday 1: 8 September 2022
Matchday 2: 15 September 2022
Matchday 3: 6 October 2022
Matchday 4: 13 October 2022
Matchday 5: 27 October 2022
Matchday 6: 3 November 2022

When is the Europa League knockout stage?

Knockout round play-offs: 16 & 23 February
Round of 16: 9 & 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 31 May 2023

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