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Twitter Reacts as Manchester United, Arsenal and Wolves Learn Their Europa League Fate

​Partially thanks to Ashley Cole’s struggle with opening balls and pronouncing team names, we now know who the Premier League’s representatives will take on in the Europa League this season, as well as the fate of both Scottish representatives. 

In typical Europa League fashion, it’s an exceptionally mixed bag – so let’s just dive straight in. 

Arsenal – Group F

Considering they were a top seed, it’s far from an easy group for ​Arsenal, who have a repeat of last season’s semi-final with Eintracht Frankfurt to look forward to​, as well as trips to Belgium to face Standard Liege and Portugal to face Victoria SC.

Having travelled all the way to Baku for last season’s final, however, away games on some more familiar shores have some praising the draw gods. 

Manchester United – Group L

Welcome back to the Europa League, ​Manchester United. Last year it was glamour trips to Juventus and Valencia. Now? Not so much…

As well as Astana, they’ve drawn Partisan Belgrade and Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar, and while it’s a reasonably favourable group in terms of their qualification chances, it hasn’t inspired much excitement. 

Wolves – Group J 

It’s something of a baptism of fire for ​Wolves who return to the competition after a prolonged  absence, and they’ll take on European stalwarts Besiktas and Braga, as well as Slovan Bratislava. 

The abundance of Portuguese stars in their team, however, have some suggesting that Braga away may as well be a home game.

Wolves vs Wolfsburg is the Wolveception draw of some people’s dreams, but we’ll have to wait at least another year for that one – unless both sides plan on extending their stays in the tournament beyond the group stages. 

Celtic and Rangers

It’s a tough draw for Scottish champions Celtic in group E, as they draw Lazio and Rennes, while they will look to take a measure of revenge on CFR Cluj, who eliminated them from Champions League qualifying. 

It’s also a tough draw for Glasgow rivals Rangers, who take on Porto, Feyenood and BSC Young Boys. Still, after coming through a tough playoff with Legia Warsaw in dramatic fashion, most are in a confident mood. 

Source : 90min

Source: 90min

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