Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draw details as Arsenal and Man United progress


Arsenal are the sole London club in the Europa League quarter-final.

Despite a 1-0 loss on the night in their last-16 second leg tie against Olympiacos, the Gunners still managed to progress 3-2 on aggregate thanks in part to a 3-1 win from the first-leg.

Tottenham did appear to have one foot in the quarter-finals after taking care of business last Thursday night as a Harry Kane brace saw them breeze past Dinamo Zagreb ahead of the second leg in Croatia.

However, the seemingly unthinkable happened in the return game as Mislav Orsic’s hat-trick completed a stunning turnaround to dump Spurs out of the competition.

So with just one of the north London sides progressing, when can Arsenal look forward to finding out who they will play in the next round?

Here is all you need to know about the Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final draw.

When is the draw?

The draw for the Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will all be made on Friday, March 17 at 12pm.

We will only know the teams for the quarter-finals stage, but the semi-finals draw will give us a clear idea of which sides could face off in the final four.

We will also get a draw for the final on Friday, which will decide which of the two sides of the tournament tree will produce the ‘home’ team for the final.

That’s more for administrative reasons than anything else.

Which teams are involved?

We now know all of the eight teams in the quarter-final draw.

Joining Arsenal is Roma, Dinamo Zagreb, Granada, Ajax, Villarreal – managed by former head coach Unai Emery – Manchester United and Slavia Prague.

Are there any seedings?

No. As was the case for the round of 16 draw, there will be no seedings from here on in.

That means any team can play any other with no country protection.

Though, it is worth looking out for the order in which teams come out. We saw Tottenham‘s matches flipped in the round of 16 after they were due to be drawn in the same home-away sequence as Arsenal.

That, of course, won’t be a problem for the remainder of the competition.

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When will matches be played?

The quarter-finals will be played on April 8 (first legs) and April 15 (second legs), and times for the matches will be announced in due course after the draw when fixtures are confirmed.

The semi-finals will take place on April 29 and May 6. The final, in Gdank’s Stadion Miejski in Poland, will take place on Wednesday, May 26.





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