Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Arsenal draw Ostersund in the Europa League! Who are they?

Arsenal draw Ostersund in the Europa League! Who are they?

The Gunners, who topped their group after winning four of their six games, will travel to Sweden on February 15 while the reverse fixture takes place at the Emirates on February 22.

Wenger has chosen to deploy his second-string side in the competition up until now and is expected to continue with this method against Ostersunds.

Following a third-place finish last season, they are now fourth in Russia's Premier League.

Despite sacking Vincenzo Montella, AC Milan still made it through the group stage and will go head-to-head with Ludogorets in early 2018, while Sporting CP face the long trip to Kazakhstan to play Astana.

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The draw is due to start at midday in Nyon, straight after the Champions League last 16 draw.

Ostersund will be in the midst of preseason when the tie takes place in February, with the Allsvenskan only getting underway in April, but their English coach Graham Potter told his club's official website he thinks it is a "fantastic draw".

Atletico Madrid, the 2010 and 2012 Europa League victor, was drawn to face Copenhagen after placing third in its Champions League group. The 42 year-old joined the Swedes in 2011 and has led the club to three promotions, the Swedish Cup. Seeded teams shall be at home in leg two.

Iran worldwide Saman Ghoddos was the club's star man during the Europa League group stage as he scored three goals to help Ostersunds set up an incredible clash with Premier League giants Arsenal.

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