Arsenal to take on CSKA Moscow in Europa League as Atletico Madrid paired with Sporting Lisbon

The first legs of the quarter-finals of the tournament are on April 5 with the second legs a week later on April 12.

TOPSHOT - Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck (R) celebrates with teammates scoring the team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg football match  between Arsenal and AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 15, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL
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Arsene Wenger's Arsenal have been drawn against CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The Premier League side, who progressed past AC Milan in the last 16 of the competition, will have home advantage for the first leg of the tie on April 5, with the second leg in Russia a week later on April 12.


Europa League quarter-final draw

RB Leipzig v Marseille

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow

Atletico Madrid v Sporting Lisbon

Lazio v FC Salzburg


Wenger has not won any European silverware since taking charge of Arsenal in 1996, and as well as winning the competition, the tournament appears to be the side's best chance of qualifying for the Uefa Champions League next season.

The winner gets a place in the 2018/19 event, and with Arsenal sixth in the Premier League, and 12 points off fourth-placed Liverpool with eight games to go, the Europa League is likely to be their main focus.


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Atletico Madrid, looking to win the competition for a third time, following their 2010 and 2012 successes, entertain Sporting Lisbon.

The other two ties see Lazio host FC Salzburg, while RB Leipzig go up against Marseille.