Europa League Rnd 16: Iwobi’s Arsenal get Italian opposition

Europa League Rnd 16: Iwobi’s Arsenal get Italian opposition

Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi is set for a difficult tie in the next round of the Europa League after his club side, Arsenal were drawn against Italian giants, AC Milan.

The Gunners have been handed a tricky game against Milan, in what was the pick of the round of 16 draw held on Friday.

Arsene Wenger’s men managed to see off Swedish side, Ostersunds, despite losing the 2-1 in the second leg at the Emirates stadium, with Iwobi on for 90minutes.

Their reward is a tie against Milan, who secured their passage courtesy of a 4-0 aggregate win over Ludogorets in the round of 32.

Both sides last met in the Champions League, back in the 2011/2012 season, with Milan emerging visitors thanks to a 4-3 aggregate win.

Milan will host the first leg on the first week of March, with the second leg at the Emirates stadium a week later.

Meanwhile, elsewhere, German sides, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig will Red Bull Salzburg and Russia side, Zenit St Petersburg, while Atletico Madrid take on Locomotive Moscow.

Draw in Full
AC Milan v Arsenal
Dortmund v Red Bull Salzburg
RB Leipzig v Zenit
Atletic v Locomotiv
Lazio v Dynamo Kiev
CSKA v Lyon
Marseille v Athletic Bilbao
Sporting Lisbon v Viktoria Pizen

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