Swedish test for Gunners

11 December 2017 07:57:12 EST

Arsenal have been drawn to face Swedish side Ostersunds in the last-32 of the Europa League, while Celtic have a tricky test against Zenit St Petersburg.

Arsene Wenger's side fairly comfortably won Group H to give themselves the best chance of a favourable draw in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday and they will no doubt be pleased with the outcome.

Ostersunds were founded on October 31st 1996 - just after Wenger took charge of Arsenal - and they secured a place in this season's Europa League courtesy of a fifth-placed finish in the Allesvenskan.

They impressed in Group J to finish behind Spanish La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao, despite finishing level on 11 points, but ahead of German side Hertha Berlin.

But the north Londoners will no doubt feel confident of overcoming the side who are managed by 42-year-old former Birmimgham, Stoke, Southampton and West Brom man Graham Potter.

Arsenal will go to Sweden for the first leg on 15th February, before hosting Ostersunds at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg a week later on 22nd February.

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers' Celtic, who dropped into the Europa League after a third-placed finish in their Champions League group will face Russian side Zenit in their last-32 tie.

Zenit are currently managed by former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini and only dropped two points on their way to winning Group L ahead of Real Sociedad.

Celtic will be at Celtic Park for the first leg before travelling to Russia for the second.

Arsenal are 9/2 to win the Europa League, while Celtic are available at 12121/1.

Europa League last-32 draw:

Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta
Nice v Lokomotiv Moscow
FC Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid
AEK Athens v Dynamo Kiev
Spartak Moscow v Athletic Club de Bilbao
Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg
Napoli v RB Leipzig
Crvena Zvezda v CSKA Moscow
Lyon v Villarreal
Real Sociedad v FC Salzburg
Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen
Steau Bucharest v Lazio
Ludogrets v AC Milan
FC Astana v Sporting Clube de Portugal
Ostersunds FK v Arsenal
Marseille v SC Braga

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