Europa League Draw: Arsenal face Sporting Lisbon, Chelsea get PAOK


Alex Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates have been handed a fair draw in the Europa League group stage.

The Gunners will be battling it out against Sporting Lisbon, Azerbaijani side Qarabag and Ukrainian outfit Vorskla Poltava.

Elsewhere, Victor Moses and his Chelsea teammates also have a kind draw but they have to brace up for long-haul trips after being housed along with Greek side PAOK, Belarusian champions BATE Borisov and Hungarian champions Vidi in Group L.

PAOK and BATE were both knocked out of the Champions League at the playoff stage, while Vidi are competing in European competition for the first time since rebranding from Videoton.

Full draws

Group A: Bayer Leverkusen, Ludogorets, Zurich, AEK Larnaca

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Group B: FC Salzburg, Celtic, RB Leipzig, Rosenborg

Group C: Zenit, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Slavia Prague

Group D: Anderlecht, Fenerbache, Dinamo Zagreb, Spartak Tranava

Group E: Arsenal, Sporting Lisbon, Qarabag, Vorskla Poltava

Group F: Olympiakos, AC Milan, Real Betis, F91 Dudelange

Group G: Villarreal, Rapid Vienna, Spartak Moscow, Rangers

Group H: Lazio, Marseille, Eintracht Frankfurt, Apollon Limassol

Group I: Besiktas, Genk, Malmo, Sarpsborg

Group J: Sevilla, Krasnodar, Standard Liege, Akhisarspor

Group K: Dynamo Kiev, Astana, Rennes, Jablonec

Group L: Chelsea, PAOK, BATE Borisov, Vidi

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