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Arsenal drawn to face CSKA Moscow in Europa League quarter finals

PUBLISHED: 12:11 16 March 2018

The Arsenal team before the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

The Arsenal team before the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

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The Europa League draw took place on Friday lunchtime. Find out who Arsenal have been drawn against.

GOAL! Danny Welbeck goes down in the box to win a penalty under a challenge from Ricardo Rodriguez in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny LooGOAL! Danny Welbeck goes down in the box to win a penalty under a challenge from Ricardo Rodriguez in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

Arsenal Wenger’s Gunners have been paired to play against CSKA Moscow.

The Russian side beat Lyon on away goals after their tie ended 3-3 on aggregate while the Gunners ensured they were in the hat for the last eight by beating AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate after a 3-1 win at the Emirates on Thursday evening following a 2-0 victory at the San Siro next week.

GOAL! Danny Welbeck goes down in the box to win a penalty under a challenge from Ricardo Rodriguez in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny LooGOAL! Danny Welbeck goes down in the box to win a penalty under a challenge from Ricardo Rodriguez in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

The draw, at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, was classified as an ‘open’ draw – meaning no teams are seeded and clubs from the same country could be drawn against each other. The side drawn first will play the first leg at home. Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal helped conduct the draw.

When will the matches be played?

GOAL! Danny Welbeck appeals to the official behind the goal after going down in the box under a challenge from Ricardo Rodriguez in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny LooGOAL! Danny Welbeck appeals to the official behind the goal after going down in the box under a challenge from Ricardo Rodriguez in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C. Milan at the Emirates Stadium, North London. Picture: Danny Loo

The first leg will be on Thursday 5 April, with the return taking place on Thursday 12 April.

Dates

Quarter-finals: 5 and 12 April

Semi-final draw: 13 April

Semi-finals: 26 April and 3 May

Final: Wednesday, May 16, Lyon

What do you think of the draw and will you be going? Join the discussion on the Islington Gazette Arsenal Facebook page now.

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