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Arsenal fans react to Europa League last 16 draw | Sportslens.com



Arsenal have been drawn alongside Olympiakos for the round of 16 stage of the Europa League.

The north London side cruised through the group phase of the competition with the perfect record of 18 points from six games.

However, they had a tough last 32 tie against Benfica where they scraped through with a 4-3 aggregate win after a dramatic second leg.

The Gunners registered a 1-1 draw against Benfica on the road but they had to work hard in the reverse fixture where they were 2-1 down at the hour mark.

The club faced the prospect of being eliminated in the round of 32 for the second year running but they redeemed themselves with a 3-2 comeback win.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made amends for the poor showing at the Stadio Olimpico by bagging a brace which included an 87th-minute winner.

They have now been pitted with Olympiakos for the next phase of the competition and the tie should be intriguing to watch.

The Gunners suffered a shock elimination at the hands of the Greek outfit in the round of 32 stage last season on the away-goal rule.

They have faced each other on a staggering 10 occasions the European competitions over the past decade with five wins apiece.

Their record has been poor at Olympiakos’ Karaiskaki Stadium but have won in the previous two trips to the stadium.

One of those was the second leg of the last 32 tie against Benfica last night and they will be aiming to avenge last season’s result by beating them.

Here is how the fans reacted after the round of 16 draw.

 

 

Europa League Last 16 Draw: Dates, Fixtures & Teams

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