Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham learn last-16 opponents

Manchester United are one of three Premier League clubs left in the tournament (AFP via Getty Images)

The draw for the last 16 of the Europa League takes place today, as the sides still left in the competition discover who they will take on in the next knockout round of the tournament.

The Premier League will have ample representation in the last 16, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal having all advanced this week, though Leicester were eliminated by Slavia Prague. The Foxes’ 0-0 first-leg result gave way to a 2-0 home defeat last night, while Arsenal entered their second leg against Benfica with a 1-1 scoreline and edged past the Portuguese side 4-3 on aggregate thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s late winner. Man United, meanwhile, tore apart Real Sociedad 4-0 in their last-32 first leg and drew 0-0 yesterday evening to safely progress, and Tottenham twice thrashed Austrian outfit Wolfsberger to achieve an 8-1 aggregate victory.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, primed to become Scottish champions this season, are also in the draw after their 5-2 home result against Antwerp last night sealed a 9-5 aggregate win. Ajax, AC Milan, Napoli, Roma, Villarreal and Shakhtar Donetsk are just some of the other clubs left in the competition who could be possible opponents for Rangers and the English clubs, who are also eligible to take on one another. Follow live updates from the Europa League last-16 draw below.


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