UEL: Iwobi’s Arsenal Draw Napoli; Chelsea Face Olayinka’s Slavia Prague

March 15, 2019
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Alex Iwobi’s Arsenal has been drawn to face Italian side, Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Europa League reports Completesports.com.

Iwobi helped the Gunners comeback from a 3-1 first leg round of 16 deficit against Rennes to advance 4-3 on aggregate.

The North London rivals, Chelsea will face a tricky tie against Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague.

Olayinka provided an assist as Slavia Prague beat three-time winners, Sevilla 4-3 in the second leg to book a place in the last eight with a 6-5 aggregate win.

In the other two ties, there is an all-Spanish tie featuring Villareal taking on Valencia, while three-time runners-up Benfica will take on Eintracht Frankfurt.

The first legs of the ties will take place on April 11, with the return legs seven days later on April 18.

Arsenal and Chelsea were both drawn to play at home in their second legs, UEFA regulations mean Arsenal’s tie with Napoli will now be reversed, with the Gunners hosting the Italian side in the first leg instead.

Arsenal will face Villarreal or Valencia in the semi-finals if they beat Napoli.

Chelsea’s semi-final opponents will be Eintracht Frankfurt or Benfica should they get past Slavia Prague.

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