Europa League draw: Arsenal-CSKA, Atletico-Lisbon to clash in quarters

Arsenal face 'death and poisoning' from Russia according to an expert

Arsenal beat Milan 5-1 on aggregate over two legs, winning 2-0 in Italy and 3-1 in north London.

Arsenal have been drawn against CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Arsenal held on to a comfortable home draw, to progress though to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League.

Elsewhere in the draw, Bundesliga side RB Leipzig avoided a "Red Bull" derby against Salzburg, as they will face Ligue 1 giants Marseille.

While it certainly wasn't the hardest draw available, Arsenal - and especially Arsene Wenger - are under huge pressure to reach the final in Lyon on May 16.

CSKA now lie in third place in the Russian Premier League and got past Lyon in the last round via the away goals rule.

Arsenal and CSKA Moscow's only other meetings came in the group stage of the 2006-07 Champions League.

The first leg of the ties will be on April 5, with the second leg a week later on April 12.

Arsenal were drawn against CSKA Moscow, amidst diplomatic tension between England and Russian Federation.

With Wenger's side far from guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, triumphing in Europe appears to be their best chance of being back in the Champions League.



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