Simulated Europa League draw sees Arsenal land in tough group

Arsenal will know who they will face in the Europa League this season when the draw is made today.

The Gunners are the highest-ranked team and they will be hoping to get an easy group.

However, Sun Sports simulated the draw yesterday before the real event occurs and it didn’t end well for the Gunners.

Even though Mikel Arteta’s side are one of the favourites to win the competition, they will want to have an easy run in the group stages, but the simulated draw placed them in what can be best described as the group of death.

The outcome shows that the Gunners will be in the same group as AC Milan, Galatasaray and Norwegian side Molde.

Milan has Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the line for them and the Swede who is almost 40, is as good as ever.

Galatasaray has deadly frontman, Radamel Falcao as their top striker and although he isn’t as good as he once was, he remains a dangerman and he might be a handful for the Gunners.

Thankfully, the Gunners will not have to face Galatasaray as the Turkish side were eliminated at the playoff stage by Rangers.

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6 Comments

  1. lcebox says:

    Would like Celtic or rangers in group.
    And maybe dundalk and 1 other local team.
    But no matter who we get it will group of death for then not us.
    Roll on the draw.
    I hope spuds go to Russia and the likes.

    1. Atid says:

      We can’t get Celtic they are in pot 1 same as us.

      But we could get Rangers and Dundalk that would be great for less travelling, may be standard Liege too?

      For me that would be a great group for us. No doubt spuds (also pot 1) would like that too

  2. Atid says:

    OT:

    If Saliva has to go on loan, I wish an EPL like Fulham, West Ham or Newcastle (all in the market for a centre back) would come forward. Surely if he needs a transition to the PL and England a spell at one of those would be ideal?

    1. Val says:

      I agree. I think a Championship club would be better though.
      The league is very tough and he would gain some much needed experience and he would probably play more games barring any injuries.
      But I think a return to France may suit the player more considering family are there etc.

      1. Ar says:

        This aged well

    2. Kstix says:

      I believe part of the reason for the loan back to France is so that he can be with family to better handle the loss of his mom.

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