EPL: Sarri mocks Arsenal's season, defends his Chelsea record

EPL: Sarri mocks Arsenal's season, defends his Chelsea record

The first leg will be played at Stamford Bridge on March 7, with the return leg in Ukraine the following leg.

France forward Lacazette was shown a straight red for elbowing Aleksandar Filipovic in the late stages of last week's 1-0 loss away to BATE and will no play no part in either of next month's matches against Rennes.

One man that would be happy with Arsenal's draw is Petr Cech.

"It looks like there could be a vacancy at Chelsea quite soon, depending on their next three games which are three big games for Chelsea".

Arsenal last that opening leg 1-0, but battled back in Lacazette's absence to win the return leg 3-0 on Thursday.

London rivals Chelsea, the other Premier League club still in the competition, might also view winning the Europa League as their most likely route into next season's Champions League.

"I keep hearing people praise Arsenal's season, but they are not in the EFL Cup final, they have the same points as us in the Premier League and reached the last 16 of the Europa League just like us", he told Sky Sport Italia.

Napoli tackle Austrian side Salzburg, while Valencia, who knocked out Celtic, have been paired against Russian club Krasnodar.

Elsewhere, Sevilla, who have won the trophy five times including twice in its former guise as the UEFA Cup, will face Slavia Prague.

In the remaining match, Benfica travel to Dinamo Zagreb before hosting the conclusion of the tie.

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