Chelsea, Arsenal face tricky opponents in their respective Europa League groups

Chelsea, Arsenal face tricky opponents in their respective Europa League groups

- Chelsea and Arsenal have been drawn in Group L and E in the Europa League

- The Gunners will lock horns with Sporting Lisbon, Qarabag and Vorskla

- The Blues will square up against PAOk Salonika, BATE Borisov and Vidi

Chelsea and Arsenal have been pegged in Group E and L in this season's UEFA Europa League competition.

The Gunners under Unai Emery will be facing two of last season's Champions League participant Sporting Lisbon, Qarabag and Ukrainian side Vorskla.

On the other hand, Maurizio Sarri's side will take on Greek side PAOK Salonika, BATE Borisov and Hungarian side Vidi.

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The Blues will be looking to repeat their 2013 feat in the Europa League and push aside their disappointing campaign last season when they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Arsenal could not win the competition under former manager Arsene Wenger but came close on two occasions in 1994 and 2000 when it was still called the UEFA Cup.

The two London sides are favourites to emerge winners in May next year as they will begin their campaign this season in September.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported Diego Costa scored the only goal that powered Atletico Madrid into the final of this year's Europa League.

The Spaniard scored his side's lone goal in the 45th minute after receiving a clean pass from Antoine Griezmann before clinically putting the ball behind Ospina just before the end of the first half.

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