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Arsenal to play Östersunds FK in Europa League

PUBLISHED: 12:32 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 11 December 2017

The UEFA Europa League trophy. Nick Potts/PA Wire

The UEFA Europa League trophy. Nick Potts/PA Wire

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Arsenal have been drawn against Östersunds FK in the Europa League draw as they attempt to emulate Manchester United’s success in winning the trophy last season.

Arsene Wenger’s men were handed the fixture in Sweden after topping Group H with four wins, one draw and a single defeat against Cologne in a dead rubber in Germany last month.

Topping their group meant they were seeded and could only be drawn against a team who finished second in a group, or any of the four worst teams to finish third in a Champions League group.

There were two pots of clubs for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage who were seeded. They were drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides.

No team could play a club from their UEFA Europa League group or a side from the same national association.

Games will be played in principle on Thursday 15 and 22 February at 7pm CET and 9.05pm CET, with the exact schedule released after the draw.

The seeded teams are at home in the second leg meaning Arsenal will provisionally play at the Emirates on Thursday, 22 February.

Reaction to follow shortly from the draw which took place in Nyon in Switzerland on Monday lunchtime.

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