Arsenal take their very first entry into the Europa League draw after playing in the Champions League for the last twenty years, so it will be a very unusual season for Gunners fans, especially the ones that like to go to all our European away games.
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Today’s first draw consists of 48 teams strung out around every corner of Europe, so we will surely be hearing some of these team’s names for the first time ever, and the Gunners could be travelling to some very interesting venues….
So here are Arsenal’s possible opponents in today’s draw……
Zulte Waregem (Belgium)
Zorya Luhansk (Ukraine)
Fastav Zlin (Czech Republic)
Real Sociedad (Spain)*
Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia)*
Hertha Berlin (Germany)*
FC Koln (Germany)*
Vitoria Guimaraes (Portugal)*
*If they win their qualifiers
So we could have some very low-level opponents, or we could get some slightly more difficult ones like Locomotiv Moscow, FC Koln or Real Sociedad. Would you prefer the easier games to ease in our youngsters, or a few more challenging opponents? We only have to finish in the top two so it would nice to have at least one interesting game in the first round, wouldn’t it?
The draw will be made around noon today (UK time), and will be live on UEFA.com…..