Posted on December 11, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal draw Ostersund in the Europa League! Who are they?

So Arsenal were the third last team out of the hat, so we already knew that we hadn’t got Napoli, Atletico Madrid or Dortmund, but that doesn’t mean that our draw will be easy.

Ostersunds FK is a real fairytale story and this is their first ever time playing in Europe, which is amazing considering they were only formed in 1996 and entered the third tier of the Swedish Leagues, and were only promoted to the the top Swedish division last year. You could say that as they are ranked 150th in Uefa’s coefficient rankings it should in theory come no easier for Arsenal at this stage of the competition.

They finished eighth in their first season, but their victory in the Svenska Cupen sent them into the Europa League. This year they have improved on that and finish 2017 in fifth place in the Allsvenskan.

The team are managed by Englishman Graham Potter – a former England Under-21 international – has already played 12 games in the competition but have already been too good for Hertha Berlin and held Athletic Bilbao at home, to ensure they progressed to the last 32 with a game to spare.

This should be an interesting game, especially playing in the frozen waste of Sweden in February with our reserve team!


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15 thoughts on “Arsenal draw Ostersund in the Europa League! Who are they?

  1. McLovin

    Ă–stersunds FK, they are unbeaten at home in Europa League.

    Should NOT be a problem for us. Sweden is not that far away so can’t blame the jet lag (although the princesses travel in first class).

  2. Muff diver

    They finished 8th in the Ikea meatballs premier league .

    I can relax with this game . No stressing at the annual vigorous rogering we receive from BAyern an barca . They did us so bad we couldn’t walk right for a week

    Oystersoons has some players though

    Is it true there centre forward can be found on till 13 at Ikea Wembley most weekends?

  3. Muff diver

    Chelsea barca
    Psg Madrid
    Spuds juve

    Great ties

    Arsenal oystersu…osser …otter..OStersund !!

    Probably better 🙂

  4. Break-on-through

    Wonder if we’ll still go with second team now that we got Swedish minnows, prob no point seeing as the extra rest done diddly squat for us.

    1. Muff diver

      They beat Hertha Berlin. Bilbao .galatasaray

      Do we care …f no!
      Keep these Swedish minnows jokes coming !!

    1. McLovin

      To be fair, Ramsey’s got 3 goals and 8 assists this season. That’s more than any other midfielder or winger.

      1. Maks

        Ha ha, how many balls he lost? How many balls he returned to defence when there was a chance to go forward? How many Arsenal goals he prevented by putting himself infront of our attackers and shooting baby shots… How many balls he won? and so on and so on…
        … please just imagine, if you can, that he is not from GB. Do you think that he would still be at Arsenal?

        If that’s not enough… why nobody want’s to buy him? Where are those fantastic offers for our (Wenger’s) ker player Ramsey from Barcelona, ManCity, Real?

        I hope he will became last captain in Wenger’s era – perfect symbol of Arsenal decline!

  5. GB

    If anyone is interested in the history of Ostersunds take a look at a great article on the BBC Sport site. A real fairy tail rise from average gates of 500 a few years ago to 6000 today. Tiny club, tiny ground but big hearts.

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