English Premier League sides, Arsenal and Chelsea will both meet Galatasaray or Shakhter Donetsk within the subsequent spherical of the Europa League.
Each groups secured high spot of their teams.
However that didn’t guarantee they keep away from groups that entered the Europa League from the Champions League within the knockout rounds.
Valencia, Napoli, Inter Milan, Benfica, Plzen, Membership Brugge, Shakhter Donetsk and Galatasaray are groups that entered the Europa League from the Champions League.
Nevertheless Arsenal and Chelsea are usually not anticipated to satisfy probably the most fearsome of opponents for the spherical of 32 stage.
It’s because the 4 third-placed Champions League sides with the perfect document are seeded in subsequent week’s draw.
Which means Napoli and Inter Milan, who earned 9 and eight factors respectively however missed out on a spot within the Champions League knockout rounds, can be seeded and might solely face the runners up from the Europa League group phases.
There are although intimidating opponents mendacity in look ahead to the winners of Group E and L.
Arsenal and Chelsea may face a visit to Istanbul to face Galatasaray, whereas Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk can be in London for the primary leg conflict.
The draw for the Europa League spherical of 32 can be made on December 17 at Uefa headquarters in Nyon.
The primary legs can be performed on February 14, with the second legs per week later.