Europa League last-16: Arsenal fans react to Olympiacos draw & Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return

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Europa League last-16: Arsenal fans react to Olympiacos draw & Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return

Round of 32

The Round of 32 of the Europa League certainly threw up some surprises.

Rangers vs Antwerp was definitely the tie of the round, with Steven Gerrard’s men eventually notching a 9-5 aggregate win over the Belgian outfit.

As for the English sides in the competition, Arsenal would, thanks to a late comeback in the second leg, scrape past Benfica.

Manchester United hammered Real Sociedad 4-0 in the first meeting between the pair and held out for a 0-0 draw in the return tie.

Leicester City, though, have exited the competition after losing 2-0 against Czech outfit, Slavia Prague.

Another somewhat surprising exit saw Napoli ousted from the competition by Granada.

So, barring perhaps Ajax, the English sides left in the competition are, especially United, probably viewed as some of the favourites to clinch the trophy ahead of the last-16.

Last-16 draw

The last-16 draw would throw up some rather interesting ties for the English sides.

Firstly, Manchester United have been handed one of the tougher draws in the group as they face an AC Milan side sat 2nd in the Serie A.

It also means Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who now plies his trade with Milan, is set for an Old Trafford return.

Elsewhere, Arsenal have been drawn against Olympiacos. The Greek side would of course knock the Gunners out of the competition in the Round of 32 last year, and the Arsenal faithful are seemingly not too pleased with drawing them again this season:

The remaining English side, Tottenham, were drawn against Dinamo Zagreb. View the full draw below:

See also: Leeds United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Robert Fosterman.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 25 35 59
2 Manchester United FC 25 21 49
3 Leicester City FC 25 17 49
4 West Ham United FC 25 10 45
5 Chelsea FC 25 16 43
6 Liverpool FC 25 11 40
7 Everton FC 24 4 40
8 Aston Villa FC 23 11 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 10 36
10 Leeds United 25 0 35
11 Arsenal FC 25 5 34
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 25 -6 33
13 Crystal Palace FC 25 -14 32
14 Southampton FC 25 -12 30
15 Burnley FC 25 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 25 -6 26
17 Newcastle United FC 25 -17 25
18 Fulham FC 25 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 -36 14
20 Sheffield United FC 25 -26 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7

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