Arsenal will face CSKA Moscow in Europa League quarter final

Kristopher Nichols
March 17, 2018

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.

ARSENAL face a long trip to Russian Federation after they drew CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-final. and everyone's making the same joke.

The Gunners are now sixth in the Premier League - and look unlikely to break their way into the top four, now some 12 points behind Liverpool. The focal point of CSKA's attack is 24 year-old Brazilian forward Vitinho, who leads the club in goals in all competitions with 10.

The Europa League quarter-final draw took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon this afternoon.

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Stewart Robson says Arsenal's comfortable win over AC Milan should give them the confidence to beat CSKA Moscow.

Gunners will need to win the competition if they are to have any chance of playing in the Champions League next season. Arsenal eventually won the group and CSKA failed to advance.

Bundesliga side RB Salzburg progressed to the quarter-finals after defeating Borussia Dortmund, winning their tie 2-1 over two legs to earn a last-eight match against Lazio, who saw off Dynamo Kiev comfortably.

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