Europa League last-32 draw simulated with Arsenal landing tricky clash against Benfica and Man Utd facing Krasnodar

ARSENAL potentially face a nightmare draw against Benfica in the Europa League last-32 stage.

Despite disappointing in the Premier League, the Gunners have been faultless in the second-string European competition this season.

The North Londoners are the only side in Europe this term to win every group match following their 4-2 victory against Dundalk on Thursday.

But they may be made to pay for their superb results as they could be pitted against arguably the toughest opponents on offer.

Benfica finished second behind Rangers in Group D, and they are the club British sides are keen to avoid.

But in a SunSport mock last-32 draw, it was Arsenal that drew the Portuguese giants.

Gunners fans will be thankful they avoided bogey team Olympiacos, but the possible tie poses the risk of again crashing out in the first knockout round.

Manchester United have also been handed a tricky draw after dropping down into the Europa League.

The simulator predicted them to come up against Chelsea's Champions League Group E opponents Krasnodar.

And the Russian outfit have proved to be a tough team having held the Blues to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

SunSport’s mock Europa League-last 32 draw

  • Benfica vs Arsenal
  • Young Boys vs Rangers
  • Antwerp vs Napoli
  • Krasnodar vs Man United
  • Molde vs Dinamo Zagreb
  • RB Salzburg vs Leicester
  • Granada vs Roma
  • Braga vs Tottenham
  • Real Sociedad vs Club Brugge
  • Lille vs PSV
  • Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs Hoffenheim
  • Red Star vs Bayer Leverkusen
  • Slavia Prague vs Shakhtar
  • Olympiacosvs Villarreal
  • Wolfsberg vs AC Milan
  • Dynamo Kiev vs Ajax

Elsewhere, Leicester have also been drawn against a club that has dropped down from the Champions League.

They have come up against Red Bull Salzburg – who have showed their class against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid this term.

Meanwhile Tottenham were also handed a possible banana skin tie in our simulator, as they were matched against Braga.

And Rangers will fancy their chances to progress after they were paired with Swiss outfit Young Boys in the mock draw.

Other standout ties include Lille vs PSV, Olympiacos vs Villarreal and Dynamo Kiev against Ajax.

The official draw for the Europa League Round of 32 takes place on Monday at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

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