Arsenal face trips to Germany, Serbia and Belarus after Europa League draw

The 48 competing clubs were separated into 12 groups this afternoon.

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson and Uefa's Giorgio Marchetti during the draw.
Celtic legend Henrik Larsson and Uefa's Giorgio Marchetti during the draw.

ARSENAL WILL FACE BATE Borisov, FC Koln and Red Star Belgrade in the group stage of the 2017/18 Europa League.

Everton, meanwhile, will take on Lyon, Atalanta and Apollon. Italian giants Milan are among the other notable sides to be taking part in Europe’s second tier club competition and they have been paired with Austria Wien, Rijeka and AEK.

The opening round of fixtures in the group stage will take place on 14 September, as all of those involved seek to take a positive first step on the road to the final in Lyon.

They will all be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United, who landed the trophy last year to end the season in style under Jose Mourinho and book a return ticket to the Champions League.

Europa League group draw Source: Twitter/Uefa Europa League

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