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Who can Arsenal face in Friday’s Europa League quarter-final draw?

Who can Arsenal face in Friday’s Europa League quarter-final draw?
Arsenal celebrate on their way to victory (Getty)

Arsenal are through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League thanks to victory over AC Milan.

The Gunners were already leading the Italian side 2-0 from the first leg and managed to progress 5-1 on aggregate with an impressive home win.

There was a scare for the hosts at the Emirates when Hakan Calhanoglu scored for AC Milan. But Danny Welbeck levelled things up from the spot minutes later after winning a controversial penalty.

Granit Xhaka and another from Welbeck completed a 3-1 win on the night.

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Soccer Football - Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg - Arsenal vs AC Milan - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - March 15, 2018 AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma looks dejected after Arsenal's Granit Xhaka scores their second goal Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Xhaka’s goal owed much to poor keeping from Gianluigi Donnarumma (Reuters)

Arsene Wenger’s side can now look forward to Friday’s draw in which they will discover which side they will face for a place in the semi-finals.

Who could they face?

Atletico Madrid

Marseille

Lazio

RB Leipzig

Sporting Lisbon

RB Salzburg

CSKA Moscow

How did the remaining sides make it through to the quarter-finals?

Round of 16 results

Atletico Madrid beat Lokomotiv Moscow 8-1 on aggregate.

Marseille beat Atletico Bilbao 5-2 on aggregate

Lazio beat Dynamo Kiev 4-2 on aggregate

RB Leipzig beat Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 on aggregate

Sporting Lisbon beat Viktoria Plzen 3-2 on aggregate

Arsenal beat AC Milan 4-1 on aggregate

Red Bull Salzburg beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on aggregate

CSKA Moscow beat Lyon on away goals after their tie ended 3-3 on aggregate

Which teams will Arsenal want to avoid?

Atletico Madrid are arguably the standout team remaining, with Diego Simeone’s side currently second in La Liga and dismantling Lokomotiv Moscow 8-1 in the Round of 16.

Lazio, who are fourth in Serie A, could prove tricky.

However Borussia Dortmund, who many fancied to do well in the competition, are out after failing to overturn their 2-1 first leg defeat to RB Salzburg.

Exactly when is the quarter-final draw?

For full details on the draw, click here.

MORE: Video: Gennaro Gattuso rages over Danny Welbeck dive during Arsenal v AC Milan tie

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Who can Arsenal face in Friday’s Europa League quarter-final draw?

Who can Arsenal face in Friday’s Europa League quarter-final draw?
Arsenal celebrate on their way to victory (Getty)

Arsenal are through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League thanks to victory over AC Milan.

The Gunners were already leading the Italian side 2-0 from the first leg and managed to progress 5-1 on aggregate with an impressive home win.

There was a scare for the hosts at the Emirates when Hakan Calhanoglu scored for AC Milan. But Danny Welbeck levelled things up from the spot minutes later after winning a controversial penalty.

Granit Xhaka and another from Welbeck completed a 3-1 win on the night.

More: Football

Soccer Football - Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg - Arsenal vs AC Milan - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - March 15, 2018 AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma looks dejected after Arsenal's Granit Xhaka scores their second goal Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Xhaka’s goal owed much to poor keeping from Gianluigi Donnarumma (Reuters)

Arsene Wenger’s side can now look forward to Friday’s draw in which they will discover which side they will face for a place in the semi-finals.

Who could they face?

Atletico Madrid

Marseille

Lazio

RB Leipzig

Sporting Lisbon

RB Salzburg

CSKA Moscow

How did the remaining sides make it through to the quarter-finals?

Round of 16 results

Atletico Madrid beat Lokomotiv Moscow 8-1 on aggregate.

Marseille beat Atletico Bilbao 5-2 on aggregate

Lazio beat Dynamo Kiev 4-2 on aggregate

RB Leipzig beat Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 on aggregate

Sporting Lisbon beat Viktoria Plzen 3-2 on aggregate

Arsenal beat AC Milan 4-1 on aggregate

Red Bull Salzburg beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on aggregate

CSKA Moscow beat Lyon on away goals after their tie ended 3-3 on aggregate

Which teams will Arsenal want to avoid?

Atletico Madrid are arguably the standout team remaining, with Diego Simeone’s side currently second in La Liga and dismantling Lokomotiv Moscow 8-1 in the Round of 16.

Lazio, who are fourth in Serie A, could prove tricky.

However Borussia Dortmund, who many fancied to do well in the competition, are out after failing to overturn their 2-1 first leg defeat to RB Salzburg.

Exactly when is the quarter-final draw?

For full details on the draw, click here.

MORE: Video: Gennaro Gattuso rages over Danny Welbeck dive during Arsenal v AC Milan tie

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