Arsenal, Manchester United Land Tough Opponents in Europa League Quarterfinals

Arsenal, Manchester United Land Tough Opponents in Europa League Quarterfinals

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Arsenal will be facing Slavia Prague in their Europa League quarterfinals

- Manchester United will face Granada in their own tough encounters

- Dinamo Zagreb who beat Tottenham will be facing Villarreal

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Premier League giants Arsenal have been handed a tough battle in the Europa League quarterfinals as the Gunners will be facing Slavia Prague after the draw was made on Friday, March 19.

Last two seasons, Arsenal got into the final of the Europa League before they suffered an embarrassing defeat against Chelsea in what was Eden Hazard's last game for the Blues.

Manchester United who are the other Premier League side remaining this term in the Europa League will be facing Granada in what is expected to be a tough tie for Solskjaer and his men.

If Solskjaer's side should manage to get through, then they could face the team they beat in the 2017 Europa League final, Ajax.

And Arsenal could face former boss Unai Emery's Villarreal in the semi-final if both sides go through.

Unai Emery won an unprecedented three consecutive Europa Leagues whilst managing Sevilla.

See fixtures below

Granada vs Manchester United

Arsenal vs Slavia Praha

Ajax vs Roma

Dinamo Zagreb vs Villarreal

Arteta and Solskjaer.
Mikel Arteta and Solskjaer in action. Photo by Alastair Grant
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Earlier, had reported how the draw for the last eight of the Champions League was made as Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City each discovered their opponents.

The Premier League clubs have learned their opponents for the last eight of the competition after the draw was made in Switzerland.

The Reds, who won the competition for a sixth time in 2018-19, beat RB Leipzig over two legs to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Chelsea overcame Atletico Madrid while Manchester City got the better of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Real Madrid, Porto, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich make up the remaining eight sides in Europe's premier club competition.

The draw for the semi-finals has also been made as all roads lead to the final in Istanbul on May 29.

Winner of Real Madrid/Liverpool will face winner of Porto/Chelsea in the semi-final, while winner of Man City/Dortmund will tackle winner of Bayern/PSG in the second semifinal.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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