English Clubs Escape Tricky Draws in Europa League Quarter-Finals

Europa League Quarter-Finals

Arsenal and Manchester United were given favourable draws for the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals in the draw which took place on Friday afternoon.

United will come up against Granada whilst Arsenal face Slavia Prague, who beat Scottish champions Rangers on route to the last eight.

Europa League Quarter-Finals Confirmed

Arsenal and Manchester United Avoid Each Other

After squeezing past Italian side AC Milan, United fans will be relieved to have an opponent appearing in Europe for the first time, in the form of Spanish side Granada.

Despite losing at home for the second successive season to Olympiakos, Arsenal also made it through. Their supporters will be content with a draw against Czech outfit Slavia Prague.

In the other quarter-finals in the Europa League, Ajax will play Roma in what is set to be an intriguing battle between two sides with plenty of European pedigree whilst Dinamo Zagreb, fresh from humbling Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 32 on Thursday night, face Villarreal.

The full draw for the quarter-finals, which will take place on 8 and 15 April is as follows:

Granada vs. Manchester United

Arsenal vs. Slavia Prague

Ajax vs. Roma

Dinamo Zagreb vs. Villarreal

Semi-Final Draw Also Revealed as Path to Gdansk Takes Shape

Former Gunners boss Unai Emery will face his previous employers in the semi-finals should Arsenal and Villarreal win their respective ties.

Should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guide the Red Devils past Granada, they will come up against Ajax or Roma in the final four of the competition. Full details for the semi-finals, which will be played on 29 April and 6 May, can be seen below:

Granada or Manchester United vs. Ajax or Roma

Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal vs. Arsenal or Slavia Prague

The final will be played in Gdansk, Poland on 26 May. Whether it contains Arsenal, Manchester United or both clubs, remains to be seen.

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