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Arsenal handed manageable Europa League draw while Everton face tough test

The Toffees have been drawn in the toughest group of them all

Clear your Thursday night, Arsenal and Everton fans.

The Gunners would obviously have preferred to be involved in yesterday’s Champion League draw but their pain has been eased with a relatively favourable Europa League draw.

BATE Borisov, Cologne and Red Star Belgrade make up the rest of Group H.

Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere needs to convince him he can stay fit

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Can’t wait to see the coat Wenger takes to Belgrade

As for Everton, they were drawn into the toughest group of them all.

Wayne Rooney and co will play last year’s semi-finalists Lyon, the hugely improved Atalanta from Italy, and the less threatening Apollon Limassol from Cyprus in Group E.

These are the full results from Nyon as drawn out by Henrik Larsson and Eric Abidal…

GROUP A

Villarreal

Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Astana

Slavia Prague

 

GROUP B

Dynamo Kiev

Young Boys

Partizan Belgrade

Skenderbeu

 

GROUP C

Braga

Ludogorets

Hoffenheim

Istanbul Basaksehir

 

GROUP D

AC Milan

Austria Wien

Rijeka

AEK Athens

 

GROUP E

Lyon

Everton

Atalanta

Apollon Limassol

 

GROUP F

Copenhagen

Lokototiv Moscow

Sheriff

Zlin

 

GROUP G

Viktoria Plzen

Steaua Bucharest

Hapoel Beer-Sheva

Lugano

 

GROUP H

Arsenal

BATE Borisov

Cologne

Crvena Zvezda

 

GROUP I

Salzburg

Marseille

Vitoria

Konyaspor

 

GROUP J

Athletic Bilbao

Herta Berlin

Zorya Luhansk

Ostersunds

 

GROUP K

Lazio

Nice

Zulte Waregem

Vitesse

 

GROUP L

Zenit

Real Sociedad

Rosenborg

Vardar

Wayne Rooney has bagged a goal apiece in his two Prem matches so far this term

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Rooney won the Europa League last season with Man United

The Europa League final will be played in Lyon on 16 May 2018.

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