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Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

"Our patience is finished", Rossoneri ultras threatened from the stands as the young goalkeeper was targeted amid transfer rumours

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

"Our patience is finished", Rossoneri ultras threatened from the stands as the young goalkeeper was targeted amid transfer rumours

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

Gennaro Gattuso slammed the abuse AC Milan's ultras aimed at Gianluigi Donnarumma during their Coppa Italia win over Verona.

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans

AC Milan 3 Verona 0: Bonaventura shines as Gattuso's side march on

AC Milan 3 Verona 0: Bonaventura shines as Gattuso's side march on

AC Milan 3 Verona 0: Bonaventura shines as Gattuso's side march on

AC Milan 3 Verona 0: Bonaventura shines as Gattuso's side march on

Donnarumma told to 'go away' by Milan fans after new contract dispute

Furious over the latest contractual feud involving the teenager and the club a group of supporters have told the goalkeeper to go away

Donnarumma told to 'go away' by Milan fans after new contract dispute

Furious over the latest contractual feud involving the teenager and the club a group of supporters have told the goalkeeper to go away

LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in

Man Utd, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, AC Milan & Man City are all in action around Europe - follow it all as it happens!

LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in

Man Utd, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, AC Milan & Man City are all in action around Europe - follow it all as it happens!

LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in

Man Utd, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, AC Milan & Man City are all in action around Europe - follow it all as it happens!

Italian Legend Gianluigi Buffon Wins Coveted Gazzetta Sports' 'Man of the Year' Award

Juventus goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon has been awarded 'Man of the Year' at the Gazzetta Sports Awards in Milan. The 39-year-old reached the final of the Champions League with the Bianconeri last season before announcing his retirement would arrive at the end of the current term.  Despite Italy's failures to qualify for the 2018 Russian World Cup - resulting in his subsequent international retirement - Buffon has been handed the award, and he sounds like he couldn't be more chuffed: "I...

Italian Legend Gianluigi Buffon Wins Coveted Gazzetta Sports' 'Man of the Year' Award

Juventus goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon has been awarded 'Man of the Year' at the Gazzetta Sports Awards in Milan. The 39-year-old reached the final of the Champions League with the Bianconeri last season before announcing his retirement would arrive at the end of the current term.  Despite Italy's failures to qualify for the 2018 Russian World Cup - resulting in his subsequent international retirement - Buffon has been handed the award, and he sounds like he couldn't be more chuffed: "I...

Italian Legend Gianluigi Buffon Wins Coveted Gazzetta Sports' 'Man of the Year' Award

Juventus goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon has been awarded 'Man of the Year' at the Gazzetta Sports Awards in Milan. The 39-year-old reached the final of the Champions League with the Bianconeri last season before announcing his retirement would arrive at the end of the current term.  Despite Italy's failures to qualify for the 2018 Russian World Cup - resulting in his subsequent international retirement - Buffon has been handed the award, and he sounds like he couldn't be more chuffed: "I...

Lucic slips home power-play goal

Milan Lucic skates in on the odd-man rush and fires home a great pass from Connor McDavid for a power-play goal, padding the Oilers' lead

Lucic slips home power-play goal

Milan Lucic skates in on the odd-man rush and fires home a great pass from Connor McDavid for a power-play goal, padding the Oilers' lead

Lucic slips home power-play goal

Milan Lucic skates in on the odd-man rush and fires home a great pass from Connor McDavid for a power-play goal, padding the Oilers' lead

Lucic slips home power-play goal

Milan Lucic skates in on the odd-man rush and fires home a great pass from Connor McDavid for a power-play goal, padding the Oilers' lead

Lucic slips home power-play goal

Milan Lucic skates in on the odd-man rush and fires home a great pass from Connor McDavid for a power-play goal, padding the Oilers' lead

Lucic slips home power-play goal

Milan Lucic skates in on the odd-man rush and fires home a great pass from Connor McDavid for a power-play goal, padding the Oilers' lead

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattuso

Reports have claimed that the Italy international's agent wants the deal he signed in the summer annulled due to him being pressurised into signing

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattuso

Reports have claimed that the Italy international's agent wants the deal he signed in the summer annulled due to him being pressurised into signing

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattuso

Reports have claimed that the Italy international's agent wants the deal he signed in the summer annulled due to him being pressurised into signing

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattusso

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattusso

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattuso

Reports have claimed that the Italy international's agent wants the deal he signed in the summer annulled due to him being pressurised into signing

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattusso

'Donnarumma doesn't want Milan contract cancelled' - Gattusso

Gattuso denies contract rift with AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma

Gattuso denies contract rift with AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma

Gattuso denies contract rift with AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma

Reports Mino Raiola has asked AC Milan to annul the contract renewal signed by Gianluigi Donnarumma have been denied by Gennaro Gattuso.

Gattuso denies contract rift with AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma

Gattuso denies contract rift with AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma

Europa League: Arsenal Faces FK Ostersunds, Milan Paired With Ludogorets in Last 32

NYON, Switzerland (AP) AC Milan's hunt for the only European title it lacks will continue against Ludogorets Razgrad in the last 32 of the Europa League.

With Milan currently seventh in Serie A, the Champions League place awarded to the Europa League winner could be the best chance for the seven-time European champion to return to the elite competition.

Atletico Madrid, the 2010 and 2012 Europa League winner, was drawn to face Copenhagen after placing third in its Champions League group. Napoli will play Leipzig in a pairing of two more teams which dropped down from the Champions League.

Also, it was: Celtic vs. Zenit St. Petersburg; Ostersund vs. Arsenal; and Astana vs. Sporting Lisbon.

The first legs will be played on Feb. 15, with the return games on Feb. 22.

Here's the full list:

Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta

Nice v Lokomotiv Moscow

FC Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid

Spartak Moscow v Athletic Bilbao

AEK Athens v Dynamo Kiev

Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg

Napoli v RB Leipzig

Red Star Belgrade v CSKA Moscow

Lyon v Villarreal

Real Sociedad v Red Bull Salzburg

Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen

Steaua Bucharest v Lazio

Ludogorets v AC Milan

Astana v Sporting Lisbon

FK Ostersunds v Arsenal

Marseille v Braga

Milan paired with Ludogorets in last 32 of Europa League

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England, Sunday Dec. 10, 2017. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

Milan paired with Ludogorets in last 32 of Europa League

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrates his side's 2-1 win, at the end of the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Bologna, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Europa League draw, round of 32: Arsenal to face Ostersund, Celtic up against Zenit

Arsenal will face Ostersund and their English manager Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League. Monday's draw paired Arsene Wenger's men with the Swedish side, who former York defender Potter has taken from the fourth division to the top-ranked Allsvenskan in six years. The 42-year-old has earned comparisons with Roy Hodgson - who himself managed in Scandinavia in his formative years - and this will be his first clash against English opposition. The draw also saw Celtic come out against Zenit St Petersburg. 3 - Graham Potter has won three of his six Europa League games as a manager (excl qualifiers); the only English managers to have won more in the competition are Roy Hodgson (10/21), Steve McClaren (6/18) and Alan Pardew (4/12). Unfamiliar. pic.twitter.com/KYZ4GlmeFq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2017 The last 32 draw in full Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta Nice v Lokomotov Moscow Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid Spartak Moscow v Athletic Bilbao AEK Athens v Dynamo Kyiv Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg Napoli v RB Leipzig Red Star Belgrade v CSKA Moscow Lyon v Villarreal Real Sociedad v Salzburg Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen Steaua Bucharest v Lazio Ludogorets v Milan Astana v Sporting Ostersund v Arsenal Marseille v Braga 12:50PM What awaits Arsenal Östersunds’ 8,466 capacity Jämtkraft Arena. pic.twitter.com/jGGwDGh3u0— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 11, 2017 12:38PM The draw in full The official result of the Round of 32 #UELdraw! Most exciting tie? �� pic.twitter.com/166NCzW7wq— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 11, 2017 12:36PM That concludes the draw What a brilliant story this is. The Englishman Graham Potter, will get the chance to test his side out against Arsenal, who will be pretty content with a trip to Sweden. You can read our interview with Potter from July here.  Celtic meanwhile have a tricky looking tie against the Russian side FC Zenit, who were the top scorers in the Europa League group stage.  12:31PM And finally... Marseille vs Braga.  12:30PM A trip to Sweden for Wenger Ostersund, managed by Englishman Graham Potter, vs Arsenal.  12:29PM The trip to Kazakhstan that nobody wanted goes to... FC Astana vs Sporting CP.  12:28PM The fourth and final Italian team is out  Ludogorets vs AC Milan.  12:27PM Trip to Romania for Lazio Steaua Bucharest vs Lazio.  12:27PM Just five matches to go now... Partizan Belgrade vs Plzen.   12:25PM The fourth and final Spanish team is out Real Sociedad vs Salzburg.  12:25PM Tricky draw for the final host Lyon Lyon vs Villarreal.  12:23PM Another all-Eastern European affair Red Star Belgrade vs CSKA Moskow.  12:22PM The toughest potential opponents for Arsenal are out of the hat Napoli vs Leipzig.  12:21PM Tough draw for Celtic Celtic vs Zenit (the top scorers in the group stage). 12:20PM Eastern European 'derby'  AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev.  12:19PM Just one Spanish side left Spartak Moskow vs Athletic Bilbao.  12:17PM Two of the big guns now out of the way FC Copenhagen vs Atletico Madrid. 12:16PM Next up Nice vs Lokomotiv Moskow.  12:14PM First up  Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta.  12:13PM We're ready The draw is about to get under way. A remeinder of the teams in the hat (there's no hat).  Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League Who will Arsene Wenger's Arsenal draw?  Credit: Action Images  12:12PM Geopolitics Uefa have made the decision that teams from Ukraine and Russia can't be drawn against each other.  12:09PM Looking for Eric Former Barcelona, Lyon and France defender Eric Abidal enters the stage to assist with the draw. He talks about who good it would be if Olympique Lyonnais made this year's Europa League final in Lyon.  12:05PM Nearly there Uefa's deputy general secretary Girogio Marchetti is on stage to make the draw.  12:02PM Heading to Nyon The draw (or at least the pre-draw chatter) is about to begin. Pedro Pinto, UEFA's director of communications, welcomes the assembled group in one of those generic vaguely American sounding continental European accents that is compulsory for Uefa staff.  11:58AM All to play for Owen Hargreaves says of Arsenal: "Surely the Europa League must be a priority. They're not going to win the league and the top four is by no means a priority." Jermaine Jenas adds that he expects Arsenal to start prioritising the competition in the second half of the season.  11:40AM Who could face who? In microscopic detail, below are all the possible permutations.  The main things to know are that the worst possible draw for Arsenal would be Napoli, Borussia Dortmund or Real Sociedad. They could also face Celtic, but can't be drawn against fellow top seeds Atletico Madrid.  Second seeds Celtic meanwhile could draw Atletico, as well as other major European sides like AC Milan and Athletic Bilbao.  Here the #draw#probabilities for the round of 32 of the #EuropaLeague. Not many constraints, so probabilities don't vary much: from 5.5% (Celtic-Sporting, the only 2 teams who can play 16 opponents) to 8.8% (some matches of Real Soc & Spartak M, the 2 most constrained teams) pic.twitter.com/CoGLyZcM7A— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 11, 2017 11:29AM Greetings Hi everyone, the Champions League draw is done and dusted - reaction to that can be found here - so attention moves to the Europa League. Arsenal and Celtic are the only British sides left in the draw, which is given a bit of added glamour by the arrival of Champions League drop-outs Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.  The matches will be played in mid to late February, by which time Arsenal could be lagging in the top four race and decide to play their 'A' team for Europa League games if winning the competition looks like their most likely route to Champions League qualification. Manchester United did something similar last season of course.    Atletico Madrid are one of the big names to have dropped into the Europa League Credit: REUTERS 11:12AM Preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-32 stage of the Europa League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 12pm (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which British teams are involved? Arsenal and Everton were the only two British sides to contest the Europa League group stage, with the former advancing as group winners and the Merseyside club failing to progress. Arsenal will be one of the seeded sides in Monday's draw, while Celtic - who dropped into the competition after failing to progress from their Champions League group - are unseeded. Arsenal crushed BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group game Credit: pa Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League How does the draw work? There will be two pots of clubs for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage are seeded. The group winners and four best third-placed teams in the Champions League will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed Champions League sides. The seeded teams will be at home in the second leg. No team can play a club from their Europa League group or a side from the same country. Additionally, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together. Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 15 and 22 February with the exact schedule released after the draw. Who can the British sides face? Arsenal: AEK Athens, Astana, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Ludogorets, Lyon, Marseille, Napoli, Nice, Östersund, Partizan Belgrade, Real Sociedad, Spartak Moscow Celtic: AC Milan, Arsenal, Atalanta, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Braga, CSKA Moskow, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Leipzig, Lokomotiv Moskow, Plzeň, Salzburg, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Zenit

Europa League draw, round of 32: Arsenal to face Ostersund, Celtic up against Zenit

Arsenal will face Ostersund and their English manager Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League. Monday's draw paired Arsene Wenger's men with the Swedish side, who former York defender Potter has taken from the fourth division to the top-ranked Allsvenskan in six years. The 42-year-old has earned comparisons with Roy Hodgson - who himself managed in Scandinavia in his formative years - and this will be his first clash against English opposition. The draw also saw Celtic come out against Zenit St Petersburg. 3 - Graham Potter has won three of his six Europa League games as a manager (excl qualifiers); the only English managers to have won more in the competition are Roy Hodgson (10/21), Steve McClaren (6/18) and Alan Pardew (4/12). Unfamiliar. pic.twitter.com/KYZ4GlmeFq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2017 The last 32 draw in full Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta Nice v Lokomotov Moscow Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid Spartak Moscow v Athletic Bilbao AEK Athens v Dynamo Kyiv Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg Napoli v RB Leipzig Red Star Belgrade v CSKA Moscow Lyon v Villarreal Real Sociedad v Salzburg Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen Steaua Bucharest v Lazio Ludogorets v Milan Astana v Sporting Ostersund v Arsenal Marseille v Braga 12:50PM What awaits Arsenal Östersunds’ 8,466 capacity Jämtkraft Arena. pic.twitter.com/jGGwDGh3u0— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 11, 2017 12:38PM The draw in full The official result of the Round of 32 #UELdraw! Most exciting tie? �� pic.twitter.com/166NCzW7wq— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 11, 2017 12:36PM That concludes the draw What a brilliant story this is. The Englishman Graham Potter, will get the chance to test his side out against Arsenal, who will be pretty content with a trip to Sweden. You can read our interview with Potter from July here.  Celtic meanwhile have a tricky looking tie against the Russian side FC Zenit, who were the top scorers in the Europa League group stage.  12:31PM And finally... Marseille vs Braga.  12:30PM A trip to Sweden for Wenger Ostersund, managed by Englishman Graham Potter, vs Arsenal.  12:29PM The trip to Kazakhstan that nobody wanted goes to... FC Astana vs Sporting CP.  12:28PM The fourth and final Italian team is out  Ludogorets vs AC Milan.  12:27PM Trip to Romania for Lazio Steaua Bucharest vs Lazio.  12:27PM Just five matches to go now... Partizan Belgrade vs Plzen.   12:25PM The fourth and final Spanish team is out Real Sociedad vs Salzburg.  12:25PM Tricky draw for the final host Lyon Lyon vs Villarreal.  12:23PM Another all-Eastern European affair Red Star Belgrade vs CSKA Moskow.  12:22PM The toughest potential opponents for Arsenal are out of the hat Napoli vs Leipzig.  12:21PM Tough draw for Celtic Celtic vs Zenit (the top scorers in the group stage). 12:20PM Eastern European 'derby'  AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev.  12:19PM Just one Spanish side left Spartak Moskow vs Athletic Bilbao.  12:17PM Two of the big guns now out of the way FC Copenhagen vs Atletico Madrid. 12:16PM Next up Nice vs Lokomotiv Moskow.  12:14PM First up  Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta.  12:13PM We're ready The draw is about to get under way. A remeinder of the teams in the hat (there's no hat).  Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League Who will Arsene Wenger's Arsenal draw?  Credit: Action Images  12:12PM Geopolitics Uefa have made the decision that teams from Ukraine and Russia can't be drawn against each other.  12:09PM Looking for Eric Former Barcelona, Lyon and France defender Eric Abidal enters the stage to assist with the draw. He talks about who good it would be if Olympique Lyonnais made this year's Europa League final in Lyon.  12:05PM Nearly there Uefa's deputy general secretary Girogio Marchetti is on stage to make the draw.  12:02PM Heading to Nyon The draw (or at least the pre-draw chatter) is about to begin. Pedro Pinto, UEFA's director of communications, welcomes the assembled group in one of those generic vaguely American sounding continental European accents that is compulsory for Uefa staff.  11:58AM All to play for Owen Hargreaves says of Arsenal: "Surely the Europa League must be a priority. They're not going to win the league and the top four is by no means a priority." Jermaine Jenas adds that he expects Arsenal to start prioritising the competition in the second half of the season.  11:40AM Who could face who? In microscopic detail, below are all the possible permutations.  The main things to know are that the worst possible draw for Arsenal would be Napoli, Borussia Dortmund or Real Sociedad. They could also face Celtic, but can't be drawn against fellow top seeds Atletico Madrid.  Second seeds Celtic meanwhile could draw Atletico, as well as other major European sides like AC Milan and Athletic Bilbao.  Here the #draw#probabilities for the round of 32 of the #EuropaLeague. Not many constraints, so probabilities don't vary much: from 5.5% (Celtic-Sporting, the only 2 teams who can play 16 opponents) to 8.8% (some matches of Real Soc & Spartak M, the 2 most constrained teams) pic.twitter.com/CoGLyZcM7A— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 11, 2017 11:29AM Greetings Hi everyone, the Champions League draw is done and dusted - reaction to that can be found here - so attention moves to the Europa League. Arsenal and Celtic are the only British sides left in the draw, which is given a bit of added glamour by the arrival of Champions League drop-outs Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.  The matches will be played in mid to late February, by which time Arsenal could be lagging in the top four race and decide to play their 'A' team for Europa League games if winning the competition looks like their most likely route to Champions League qualification. Manchester United did something similar last season of course.    Atletico Madrid are one of the big names to have dropped into the Europa League Credit: REUTERS 11:12AM Preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-32 stage of the Europa League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 12pm (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which British teams are involved? Arsenal and Everton were the only two British sides to contest the Europa League group stage, with the former advancing as group winners and the Merseyside club failing to progress. Arsenal will be one of the seeded sides in Monday's draw, while Celtic - who dropped into the competition after failing to progress from their Champions League group - are unseeded. Arsenal crushed BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group game Credit: pa Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League How does the draw work? There will be two pots of clubs for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage are seeded. The group winners and four best third-placed teams in the Champions League will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed Champions League sides. The seeded teams will be at home in the second leg. No team can play a club from their Europa League group or a side from the same country. Additionally, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together. Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 15 and 22 February with the exact schedule released after the draw. Who can the British sides face? Arsenal: AEK Athens, Astana, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Ludogorets, Lyon, Marseille, Napoli, Nice, Östersund, Partizan Belgrade, Real Sociedad, Spartak Moscow Celtic: AC Milan, Arsenal, Atalanta, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Braga, CSKA Moskow, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Leipzig, Lokomotiv Moskow, Plzeň, Salzburg, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Zenit

Europa League draw, round of 32: Arsenal to face Ostersund, Celtic up against Zenit

Arsenal will face Ostersund and their English manager Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League. Monday's draw paired Arsene Wenger's men with the Swedish side, who former York defender Potter has taken from the fourth division to the top-ranked Allsvenskan in six years. The 42-year-old has earned comparisons with Roy Hodgson - who himself managed in Scandinavia in his formative years - and this will be his first clash against English opposition. The draw also saw Celtic come out against Zenit St Petersburg. 3 - Graham Potter has won three of his six Europa League games as a manager (excl qualifiers); the only English managers to have won more in the competition are Roy Hodgson (10/21), Steve McClaren (6/18) and Alan Pardew (4/12). Unfamiliar. pic.twitter.com/KYZ4GlmeFq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2017 The last 32 draw in full Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta Nice v Lokomotov Moscow Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid Spartak Moscow v Athletic Bilbao AEK Athens v Dynamo Kyiv Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg Napoli v RB Leipzig Red Star Belgrade v CSKA Moscow Lyon v Villarreal Real Sociedad v Salzburg Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen Steaua Bucharest v Lazio Ludogorets v Milan Astana v Sporting Ostersund v Arsenal Marseille v Braga 12:50PM What awaits Arsenal Östersunds’ 8,466 capacity Jämtkraft Arena. pic.twitter.com/jGGwDGh3u0— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 11, 2017 12:38PM The draw in full The official result of the Round of 32 #UELdraw! Most exciting tie? �� pic.twitter.com/166NCzW7wq— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 11, 2017 12:36PM That concludes the draw What a brilliant story this is. The Englishman Graham Potter, will get the chance to test his side out against Arsenal, who will be pretty content with a trip to Sweden. You can read our interview with Potter from July here.  Celtic meanwhile have a tricky looking tie against the Russian side FC Zenit, who were the top scorers in the Europa League group stage.  12:31PM And finally... Marseille vs Braga.  12:30PM A trip to Sweden for Wenger Ostersund, managed by Englishman Graham Potter, vs Arsenal.  12:29PM The trip to Kazakhstan that nobody wanted goes to... FC Astana vs Sporting CP.  12:28PM The fourth and final Italian team is out  Ludogorets vs AC Milan.  12:27PM Trip to Romania for Lazio Steaua Bucharest vs Lazio.  12:27PM Just five matches to go now... Partizan Belgrade vs Plzen.   12:25PM The fourth and final Spanish team is out Real Sociedad vs Salzburg.  12:25PM Tricky draw for the final host Lyon Lyon vs Villarreal.  12:23PM Another all-Eastern European affair Red Star Belgrade vs CSKA Moskow.  12:22PM The toughest potential opponents for Arsenal are out of the hat Napoli vs Leipzig.  12:21PM Tough draw for Celtic Celtic vs Zenit (the top scorers in the group stage). 12:20PM Eastern European 'derby'  AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev.  12:19PM Just one Spanish side left Spartak Moskow vs Athletic Bilbao.  12:17PM Two of the big guns now out of the way FC Copenhagen vs Atletico Madrid. 12:16PM Next up Nice vs Lokomotiv Moskow.  12:14PM First up  Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta.  12:13PM We're ready The draw is about to get under way. A remeinder of the teams in the hat (there's no hat).  Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League Who will Arsene Wenger's Arsenal draw?  Credit: Action Images  12:12PM Geopolitics Uefa have made the decision that teams from Ukraine and Russia can't be drawn against each other.  12:09PM Looking for Eric Former Barcelona, Lyon and France defender Eric Abidal enters the stage to assist with the draw. He talks about who good it would be if Olympique Lyonnais made this year's Europa League final in Lyon.  12:05PM Nearly there Uefa's deputy general secretary Girogio Marchetti is on stage to make the draw.  12:02PM Heading to Nyon The draw (or at least the pre-draw chatter) is about to begin. Pedro Pinto, UEFA's director of communications, welcomes the assembled group in one of those generic vaguely American sounding continental European accents that is compulsory for Uefa staff.  11:58AM All to play for Owen Hargreaves says of Arsenal: "Surely the Europa League must be a priority. They're not going to win the league and the top four is by no means a priority." Jermaine Jenas adds that he expects Arsenal to start prioritising the competition in the second half of the season.  11:40AM Who could face who? In microscopic detail, below are all the possible permutations.  The main things to know are that the worst possible draw for Arsenal would be Napoli, Borussia Dortmund or Real Sociedad. They could also face Celtic, but can't be drawn against fellow top seeds Atletico Madrid.  Second seeds Celtic meanwhile could draw Atletico, as well as other major European sides like AC Milan and Athletic Bilbao.  Here the #draw#probabilities for the round of 32 of the #EuropaLeague. Not many constraints, so probabilities don't vary much: from 5.5% (Celtic-Sporting, the only 2 teams who can play 16 opponents) to 8.8% (some matches of Real Soc & Spartak M, the 2 most constrained teams) pic.twitter.com/CoGLyZcM7A— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 11, 2017 11:29AM Greetings Hi everyone, the Champions League draw is done and dusted - reaction to that can be found here - so attention moves to the Europa League. Arsenal and Celtic are the only British sides left in the draw, which is given a bit of added glamour by the arrival of Champions League drop-outs Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.  The matches will be played in mid to late February, by which time Arsenal could be lagging in the top four race and decide to play their 'A' team for Europa League games if winning the competition looks like their most likely route to Champions League qualification. Manchester United did something similar last season of course.    Atletico Madrid are one of the big names to have dropped into the Europa League Credit: REUTERS 11:12AM Preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-32 stage of the Europa League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 12pm (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which British teams are involved? Arsenal and Everton were the only two British sides to contest the Europa League group stage, with the former advancing as group winners and the Merseyside club failing to progress. Arsenal will be one of the seeded sides in Monday's draw, while Celtic - who dropped into the competition after failing to progress from their Champions League group - are unseeded. Arsenal crushed BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group game Credit: pa Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League How does the draw work? There will be two pots of clubs for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage are seeded. The group winners and four best third-placed teams in the Champions League will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed Champions League sides. The seeded teams will be at home in the second leg. No team can play a club from their Europa League group or a side from the same country. Additionally, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together. Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 15 and 22 February with the exact schedule released after the draw. Who can the British sides face? Arsenal: AEK Athens, Astana, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Ludogorets, Lyon, Marseille, Napoli, Nice, Östersund, Partizan Belgrade, Real Sociedad, Spartak Moscow Celtic: AC Milan, Arsenal, Atalanta, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Braga, CSKA Moskow, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Leipzig, Lokomotiv Moskow, Plzeň, Salzburg, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Zenit

Europa League draw, round of 32: Arsenal to face Ostersund, Celtic up against Zenit

Arsenal will face Ostersund and their English manager Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League. Monday's draw paired Arsene Wenger's men with the Swedish side, who former York defender Potter has taken from the fourth division to the top-ranked Allsvenskan in six years. The 42-year-old has earned comparisons with Roy Hodgson - who himself managed in Scandinavia in his formative years - and this will be his first clash against English opposition. The draw also saw Celtic come out against Zenit St Petersburg. 3 - Graham Potter has won three of his six Europa League games as a manager (excl qualifiers); the only English managers to have won more in the competition are Roy Hodgson (10/21), Steve McClaren (6/18) and Alan Pardew (4/12). Unfamiliar. pic.twitter.com/KYZ4GlmeFq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2017 The last 32 draw in full Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta Nice v Lokomotov Moscow Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid Spartak Moscow v Athletic Bilbao AEK Athens v Dynamo Kyiv Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg Napoli v RB Leipzig Red Star Belgrade v CSKA Moscow Lyon v Villarreal Real Sociedad v Salzburg Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen Steaua Bucharest v Lazio Ludogorets v Milan Astana v Sporting Ostersund v Arsenal Marseille v Braga 12:50PM What awaits Arsenal Östersunds’ 8,466 capacity Jämtkraft Arena. pic.twitter.com/jGGwDGh3u0— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 11, 2017 12:38PM The draw in full The official result of the Round of 32 #UELdraw! Most exciting tie? �� pic.twitter.com/166NCzW7wq— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 11, 2017 12:36PM That concludes the draw What a brilliant story this is. The Englishman Graham Potter, will get the chance to test his side out against Arsenal, who will be pretty content with a trip to Sweden. You can read our interview with Potter from July here.  Celtic meanwhile have a tricky looking tie against the Russian side FC Zenit, who were the top scorers in the Europa League group stage.  12:31PM And finally... Marseille vs Braga.  12:30PM A trip to Sweden for Wenger Ostersund, managed by Englishman Graham Potter, vs Arsenal.  12:29PM The trip to Kazakhstan that nobody wanted goes to... FC Astana vs Sporting CP.  12:28PM The fourth and final Italian team is out  Ludogorets vs AC Milan.  12:27PM Trip to Romania for Lazio Steaua Bucharest vs Lazio.  12:27PM Just five matches to go now... Partizan Belgrade vs Plzen.   12:25PM The fourth and final Spanish team is out Real Sociedad vs Salzburg.  12:25PM Tricky draw for the final host Lyon Lyon vs Villarreal.  12:23PM Another all-Eastern European affair Red Star Belgrade vs CSKA Moskow.  12:22PM The toughest potential opponents for Arsenal are out of the hat Napoli vs Leipzig.  12:21PM Tough draw for Celtic Celtic vs Zenit (the top scorers in the group stage). 12:20PM Eastern European 'derby'  AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev.  12:19PM Just one Spanish side left Spartak Moskow vs Athletic Bilbao.  12:17PM Two of the big guns now out of the way FC Copenhagen vs Atletico Madrid. 12:16PM Next up Nice vs Lokomotiv Moskow.  12:14PM First up  Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta.  12:13PM We're ready The draw is about to get under way. A remeinder of the teams in the hat (there's no hat).  Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League Who will Arsene Wenger's Arsenal draw?  Credit: Action Images  12:12PM Geopolitics Uefa have made the decision that teams from Ukraine and Russia can't be drawn against each other.  12:09PM Looking for Eric Former Barcelona, Lyon and France defender Eric Abidal enters the stage to assist with the draw. He talks about who good it would be if Olympique Lyonnais made this year's Europa League final in Lyon.  12:05PM Nearly there Uefa's deputy general secretary Girogio Marchetti is on stage to make the draw.  12:02PM Heading to Nyon The draw (or at least the pre-draw chatter) is about to begin. Pedro Pinto, UEFA's director of communications, welcomes the assembled group in one of those generic vaguely American sounding continental European accents that is compulsory for Uefa staff.  11:58AM All to play for Owen Hargreaves says of Arsenal: "Surely the Europa League must be a priority. They're not going to win the league and the top four is by no means a priority." Jermaine Jenas adds that he expects Arsenal to start prioritising the competition in the second half of the season.  11:40AM Who could face who? In microscopic detail, below are all the possible permutations.  The main things to know are that the worst possible draw for Arsenal would be Napoli, Borussia Dortmund or Real Sociedad. They could also face Celtic, but can't be drawn against fellow top seeds Atletico Madrid.  Second seeds Celtic meanwhile could draw Atletico, as well as other major European sides like AC Milan and Athletic Bilbao.  Here the #draw#probabilities for the round of 32 of the #EuropaLeague. Not many constraints, so probabilities don't vary much: from 5.5% (Celtic-Sporting, the only 2 teams who can play 16 opponents) to 8.8% (some matches of Real Soc & Spartak M, the 2 most constrained teams) pic.twitter.com/CoGLyZcM7A— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 11, 2017 11:29AM Greetings Hi everyone, the Champions League draw is done and dusted - reaction to that can be found here - so attention moves to the Europa League. Arsenal and Celtic are the only British sides left in the draw, which is given a bit of added glamour by the arrival of Champions League drop-outs Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.  The matches will be played in mid to late February, by which time Arsenal could be lagging in the top four race and decide to play their 'A' team for Europa League games if winning the competition looks like their most likely route to Champions League qualification. Manchester United did something similar last season of course.    Atletico Madrid are one of the big names to have dropped into the Europa League Credit: REUTERS 11:12AM Preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-32 stage of the Europa League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 12pm (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which British teams are involved? Arsenal and Everton were the only two British sides to contest the Europa League group stage, with the former advancing as group winners and the Merseyside club failing to progress. Arsenal will be one of the seeded sides in Monday's draw, while Celtic - who dropped into the competition after failing to progress from their Champions League group - are unseeded. Arsenal crushed BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group game Credit: pa Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League How does the draw work? There will be two pots of clubs for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage are seeded. The group winners and four best third-placed teams in the Champions League will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed Champions League sides. The seeded teams will be at home in the second leg. No team can play a club from their Europa League group or a side from the same country. Additionally, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together. Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 15 and 22 February with the exact schedule released after the draw. Who can the British sides face? Arsenal: AEK Athens, Astana, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Ludogorets, Lyon, Marseille, Napoli, Nice, Östersund, Partizan Belgrade, Real Sociedad, Spartak Moscow Celtic: AC Milan, Arsenal, Atalanta, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Braga, CSKA Moskow, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Leipzig, Lokomotiv Moskow, Plzeň, Salzburg, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Zenit

Europa League draw, round of 32: Arsenal to face Ostersund, Celtic up against Zenit

      12:38PM The draw in full The official result of the Round of 32 #UELdraw! Most exciting tie? �� pic.twitter.com/166NCzW7wq— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 11, 2017 12:36PM That concludes the draw What a brilliant story this is. The Englishman Graham Potter, will get the chance to test his side out against Arsenal, who will be pretty content with a trip to Sweden. You can read our interview with Potter from July here.  Celtic meanwhile have a tricky looking tie against the Russian side FC Zenit, who were the top scorers in the Europa League group stage.  12:31PM And finally... Marseille vs Braga.  12:30PM A trip to Sweden for Wenger Ostersund, managed by Englishman Graham Potter, vs Arsenal.  12:29PM The trip to Kazakhstan that nobody wanted goes to... FC Astana vs Sporting CP.  12:28PM The fourth and final Italian team is out  Ludogorets vs AC Milan.  12:27PM Trip to Romania for Lazio Steaua Bucharest vs Lazio.  12:27PM Just five matches to go now... Partizan Belgrade vs Plzen.   12:25PM The fourth and final Spanish team is out Real Sociedad vs Salzburg.  12:25PM Tricky draw for the final host Lyon Lyon vs Villarreal.  12:23PM Another all-Eastern European affair Red Star Belgrade vs CSKA Moskow.  12:22PM The toughest potential opponents for Arsenal are out of the hat Napoli vs Leipzig.  12:21PM Tough draw for Celtic Celtic vs Zenit (the top scorers in the group stage). 12:20PM Eastern European 'derby'  AEK Athens vs Dynamo Kiev.  12:19PM Just one Spanish side left Spartak Moskow vs Athletic Bilbao.  12:17PM Two of the big guns now out of the way FC Copenhagen vs Atletico Madrid. 12:16PM Next up Nice vs Lokomotiv Moskow.  12:14PM First up  Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta.  12:13PM We're ready The draw is about to get under way. A remeinder of the teams in the hat (there's no hat).  Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League Who will Arsene Wenger's Arsenal draw?  Credit: Action Images  12:12PM Geopolitics Uefa have made the decision that teams from Ukraine and Russia can't be drawn against each other.  12:09PM Looking for Eric Former Barcelona, Lyon and France defender Eric Abidal enters the stage to assist with the draw. He talks about who good it would be if Olympique Lyonnais made this year's Europa League final in Lyon.  12:05PM Nearly there Uefa's deputy general secretary Girogio Marchetti is on stage to make the draw.  12:02PM Heading to Nyon The draw (or at least the pre-draw chatter) is about to begin. Pedro Pinto, UEFA's director of communications, welcomes the assembled group in one of those generic vaguely American sounding continental European accents that is compulsory for Uefa staff.  11:58AM All to play for Owen Hargreaves says of Arsenal: "Surely the Europa League must be a priority. They're not going to win the league and the top four is by no means a priority." Jermaine Jenas adds that he expects Arsenal to start prioritising the competition in the second half of the season.  11:40AM Who could face who? In microscopic detail, below are all the possible permutations.  The main things to know are that the worst possible draw for Arsenal would be Napoli, Borussia Dortmund or Real Sociedad. They could also face Celtic, but can't be drawn against fellow top seeds Atletico Madrid.  Second seeds Celtic meanwhile could draw Atletico, as well as other major European sides like AC Milan and Athletic Bilbao.  Here the #draw#probabilities for the round of 32 of the #EuropaLeague. Not many constraints, so probabilities don't vary much: from 5.5% (Celtic-Sporting, the only 2 teams who can play 16 opponents) to 8.8% (some matches of Real Soc & Spartak M, the 2 most constrained teams) pic.twitter.com/CoGLyZcM7A— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 11, 2017 11:29AM Greetings Hi everyone, the Champions League draw is done and dusted - reaction to that can be found here - so attention moves to the Europa League. Arsenal and Celtic are the only British sides left in the draw, which is given a bit of added glamour by the arrival of Champions League drop-outs Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.  The matches will be played in mid to late February, by which time Arsenal could be lagging in the top four race and decide to play their 'A' team for Europa League games if winning the competition looks like their most likely route to Champions League qualification. Manchester United did something similar last season of course.    Atletico Madrid are one of the big names to have dropped into the Europa League Credit: REUTERS 11:12AM Preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-32 stage of the Europa League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 12pm (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which British teams are involved? Arsenal and Everton were the only two British sides to contest the Europa League group stage, with the former advancing as group winners and the Merseyside club failing to progress. Arsenal will be one of the seeded sides in Monday's draw, while Celtic - who dropped into the competition after failing to progress from their Champions League group - are unseeded. Arsenal crushed BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group game Credit: pa Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS) Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS) * Transferred from Champions League How does the draw work? There will be two pots of clubs for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage are seeded. The group winners and four best third-placed teams in the Champions League will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed Champions League sides. The seeded teams will be at home in the second leg. No team can play a club from their Europa League group or a side from the same country. Additionally, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together. Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 15 and 22 February with the exact schedule released after the draw. Who can the British sides face? Arsenal: AEK Athens, Astana, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Ludogorets, Lyon, Marseille, Napoli, Nice, Östersund, Partizan Belgrade, Real Sociedad, Spartak Moscow Celtic: AC Milan, Arsenal, Atalanta, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Braga, CSKA Moskow, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Leipzig, Lokomotiv Moskow, Plzeň, Salzburg, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Zenit

Europa League draw: Arsenal vs Ostersund, Celtic vs Zenit, AC Milan vs Ludogorets & last 32 in full

Europa League draw: Arsenal vs Ostersund, Celtic vs Zenit, AC Milan vs Ludogorets & last 32 in full

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