Arsenal face a possible preference predicament over the Armenia overseas Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the Europa League draw pitched the membership in opposition t the Azerbaijani aspect Qarabag. The longstanding conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh means both international locations do not realize every different diplomatically.

When Borussia Dortmund travelled to Azerbaijan in 2015, Mkhitaryan became absent on safety grounds however it is understood the midfielder can be capable of get a visa to enter Azerbaijan should still he and the membership desire him to go back and forth.

Arsenal’s manager, Unai Emery, reacted positively to a draw in order to see the squad commute round 10.”000 miles to play their group E fixtures however towards opposition not likely to pose too a great deal obstacle. sporting Lisbon, presently experiencing a player riot, and the Ukrainian aspect Vorskla Poltava comprehensive the part. “We want to go far in this competition,” Emery spoke of. The ultimate takes vicinity in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku.

Chelsea face some lengthy trips on their return to Europe’s 2nd-tier competitors for the primary time given that they lifted the trophy in 2013. Maurizio Sarri’s group were drawn with Greek facet Paok, the Belarusian champions, Bate Borisov, and the Hungarian title winners, Vidi, in group L.

group A Bayer LeverkusenLudogoretsFC ZürichAEK Larnaca

community B red Bull SalzburgCelticRB LeipzigRosenborg

community C Zenit St PetersburgFC CopenhagenBordeauxSlavia Prague

group D AnderlechtFenerbacheDinamo ZagrebSpartak Tranava

neighborhood E ArsenalSporting LisbonQarabagVorskla

group F OlympiakosMilanReal BetisDudelange

group G VillarrealRapid ViennaSpartak MoscowRangers

community H LazioMarseilleFrankfurtApollon Limassol

group I BesiktasGenkMalmoSarpsborg

community J SevillaKrasnodarStandard LiègeAkhisharspor

neighborhood ok Dynamo KyivAstanaRennesJablonec

group L ChelseaPaokBate BorisovVidi

Celtic and Rangers face tricky attracts. Celtic are in community B crimson Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig and the Norwegian title holders Rosenborg, whom Brendan Rodgers’ men beat in a Champions League qualifier this summer season. Rangers face Spartak Moscow in group G, which additionally Villarreal and speedy Vienna.