Arsenal completed their Europa League group stage campaign in style with a 6-0 thrashing of Bate Borisov on Thursday evening.The Gunners had already secured top spot in Group H before their final match but now know exactly who they could potential be paired up against in the draw for the first knockout stage.This is where Champions League dropouts enter the competition, so the Gunners could find themselves facing a tough draw.
Four of the eight third-placed Champions League finishers will be seeded for the last-32 draw which takes place on Monday and these seeds will face either a Europa League group runner-up or unseeded Champions League dropout.
Arsenal know they will not face one of these seeded sides, so will avoid Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow, RB Leipzig and Sporting Lisbon.
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Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Bilbao (ESP), Atletico Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskow* (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS)
Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund* (GER), Celtic* (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskow* (RUS)