Europa League draw LIVE: Updates as Arsenal and Celtic learn their fate | Football | Sport

Arsenal cruised into the Europa League last-32 after a routine group stage performance.

The Gunners were one of the top seeds for the draw and have been paired with Swedish side Ostersunds.

Celtic were also in the hat after dropping down from the Champions League.

The Hoops finished third in their group, claiming just three points from games against PSG, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht.

And they face a tricky clash against Zenit.

Check out all the updates below…

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The Europa League draw starts at 12noon

Europa League draw fixtures in full

DORTMUND V ATALANTA

NICE V LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW

FC COPENHAGEN V ATLETICO MADRID

SARTAK MOSCOW V BILBAO

AEK ATHENS V DYNAMO KYEV

CELTIC V ZENIT

NAPOLI V RB LEIPZIG

RED STAR BELGRADE V CSKA MOSCOW

LYON V VILLARREAL

SOCIEDAD V SALZBURG

PARTIZAN BELGRADE V VIKTORIA PLZEN

BUCHAREST V LAZIO

LODOGORETS V AC MILAN

ASTANA V SPORTING LISBON

OSTERSUNDS V ARSENAL

MARSEILLE V BRAGA

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The Europa League draw is underway

Europa League draw reaction

12:43: So that’s it. The draw is over. What a gripping event that was.

Arsenal will head to Sweden for a trip to Ostersund.

Where is Ostersund? Well, if you go to Stockholm and then head north, and then a bit further, and a bit further. When you get tired head further still and eventually you’ll get there. Ostersund is not quite in the Artic Circle but it’s darn close!

As for Celtic, they will travel to St Petersburg on 22 February. That’s a five-hour flight… or a 38-hour drive.

Live updates

12:30: Arsenal get Ostersunds! Quick, get Googling Ostersunds now!!!

12:28: Close! Arsenal avoid Ludogorets in a one-in-three chance. AC Milan drawn out.

12:25: So, Celtic will play home in the first leg and face a trip to Russia in February. Nice.

We’re still awaiting Arsenal…

12:23: Celtic will play… ZENIT! What a horrible draw. Meanwhile, Napoli v RB Leipzig may be the pick of the draw.

12:14: We’re underway! Dortmund vs Atalanta is first out… Arsenal and Celtic fans may have to wait a while here.

Draw time

12:06: Right then, the montages are over. It’s time for the draw…

Who do Celtic want?

11:56: You may well look at the list of Celtic’s proposed opponents and take a big gulp. This could be tricky for the Hoops.

Arsenal are a possible opponent, as well as Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Sporting Lisbon.

Celtic would probably gladly accept Atalanta, Lazio or Salzburg – at least they’re decent European trips for the fans.

But Moscow in February doesn’t appeal much to anyone.

Viktoria Plzen may be the one fans want… but beware of this Czech side. They’ve developed a decent European pedigree in recent years.

Arsenal want to avoid…

11:52: So, who do Arenal NOT want? Well a trip to Spartak Moscow is probably not on Arsene Wenger’s wish list, nor is Partizan Belgrade.

Wenger will not want Borussia Dortmund or Napoli either.

There are three French teams Arsenal could face in Lyon, Marseille and Nice.

Maybe a warm-weather trip to Spain would appease the Gunners manager.

Or even a nip over to Copenhagen.

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Celtic enter the Europa League after crashing out of the Champions League

Who can Arsenal play in the Europa League?

11:40: Here are the teams Arsenal can get in the Europa League last-32

Arsenal: AEK Athens, Astana, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Ludogorets, Lyon, Marseille, Napoli, Nice, Östersund, Partizan Belgrade, Real Sociedad, Spartak Moscow

Who can Celtic play in the Europa League?

11:35: Here are the teams Celtic can get in the Europa League last-32

Celtic: AC Milan, Arsenal, Atalanta, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Braga, CSKA Moskow, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Leipzig, Lokomotiv Moskow, Plzeň, Salzburg, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Zenit

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Arsenal impressed in their Europa League group campaign

Europa League seeded teams

11:30: Here are the seeded and unseeded teams for the Europa League

Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS)

Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS)

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Manchester United won the Europa League last season

Europa League draw

11:15: Welcome to our live coverage of the Europa League draw.

Of course, we will be focusing on the two British sides.

Arsenal are one of the favourites to win this tournament.

And Celtic should give it a good crack, with the Scottish Premiership already looking like theirs for another year.


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