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Arsenal Handed Tough Europa League Quarterfinal Fixture

Amuda Segun

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Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

North London giants Arsenal have been given a tough quarterfinal fixture in the Europa League after the draw was held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday afternoon.

The Gunners will face Italian Serie A giants Napoli in the quarterfinals as they attempt to forge ahead in their quest to win the competition.

Arsenal and Napoli are two of the top three favourites to win the Europa League this season.

Arsenal will host the first leg at the Emirates Stadium on the 11th of April before the second leg at the Sao Paolo on April 18.

The Gunners booked their quarterfinal spot by beating French club Rennes 4-3 on aggregate.

They had lost the first leg 3-1 in France before the last 16 tie was overturned via a 3-0 home win on Thursday night.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the hero for Arsenal after the Gabonese international striker scored two goals and also provided an assist to lead his side into the last eight.

Aubameyang has now scored 22 goals in all competitions for Arsenal this term.

The winner of the quarterfinal tie between Arsenal and Napoli will face the victor from the all-Spanish affair between Villareal and Valencia.

Italian giants Napoli secured a 4-3 aggregate win over Red Bull Salzburg in their last 16 tie.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.