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Arsenal draw AC Milan for Europa League last 16 – full draw revealed

After nearly throwing away a 3-0 against a Swedish village side the Gunners will now face AC Milan in the next round

They only just made it here.

Arsenal nearly pulled off the biggest meltdown in European football history last night but fortunately for them they made it through to the last 16.

Ostersunds gave everyone at the Emirates a huge shock as the Swedish team with a British manager in Graham Potter took a two-goal lead last night.

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Wenger’s face has been stuck like this since last night

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Wenger’s face has been stuck like this since last night

The Gunners ended up losing at home but managed to progress thanks to Sead Kolasinac’s goal just after half time.

But with a number of brilliant teams securing passage to the Europa League last 16, Arsene Wenger knew his team could be in trouble come the draw.

Lucky to avoid Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, Eric Abidal drew AC Milan as Arsenal’s opponents for the next round.

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Wilshere was slammed for his display last night

Wilshere was slammed for his display last night

The ties will be played on March 8 and 15 with Arsenal visiting the San Siro first before the game at the Emirates.

After their deeply uninspiring display all the teams will feel they have a chance of getting past Arsenal over two legs if they show a similar complacency or lax attitude.

With the Gunners currently sixth in the table, eight points behind Chelsea in fourth, Wenger knows the Europa League is probably his sides’ best chance of making the Champions League next season.

This is the full draw for the Europa League last 16:

Lazio v Dynamo Kyiv

RB Leipzig v Zenit

Atletico Madrid v Lokomotiv Moscow

CSKA Moscow v Lyon

Marseille v Athletic Bilbao

Sporting v Viktoria Plzen

Borussia Dortmund v Salzburg

AC Milan v Arsenal