Europa League quarter final draw: Arsenal handed nightmare draw

By on March 15, 2019

Arsenal have been drawn to face Napoli in the quarter finals of the Europa League following today’s draw.

We had to come from behind to book our place in the last-8 after losing the first leg 3-1 away at Rennes last week after the game flipped on it’s head following Sokratis’s sending off just before half time.

However, an excellent performance in the second leg at the Emirates Stadium last night saw us see-off the French outfit 3-0 thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

We’ve now been drawn to face Napoli in the quarter finals, which was one of the toughest draws we could have got – with the exception of Chelsea.

To make matters worse, the first leg will be at home on April 11th so we’ll have to secure a healthy lead to take to Italy for the return leg the following week considering our dreadful away form.

It really is a nightmare draw for us and to rub salt in the wound Arsenal have to get past the winner of Valencia and Villarreal in the semi-finals if we manage to navigate past Napoli.

It was a very favourable draw for Chelsea as they got Slavia Prague in the quarters and will face either Benfica or Frankfurt in the semi’s so we’ll no doubt face them in the final if we get that far.