Arsenal Europa League draw: Gunners learn 2020-21 group stage opponents and fixtures

Arsenal will play Rapid Vienna in the Europa League group stage.

Mikel Arteta’s side will also come up against Molde from Norway and Dundalk from Ireland.

The Gunners were in pot 1 for the draw, held in Switzerland on Friday afternoon, and will be the favourites to progress from group B to the knockout phase. 

Arsenal were knocked out by Olympiacos in last season’s round of 32 and will be hoping to go further this season as Mikel Arteta builds momentum on the back of their FA Cup triumph in August, which saw them qualify for Europe.

The Gunners have only played Rapid Wien twice and beat the Austrians 6-1 in the first leg of their European Cup tie in 1991, losing the second leg 1-0.

Arsenal are yet to play against Molde or Dundalk.

Europa League groups 2020/21

A: Roma, Young Boys,  Cluj, CSKA Sofia

B: Arsenal, Rapid Vienna, Molde, Dundalk

C: Bayer Leverkusen, Slavia Prague, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Nice

D: Benfica, Standard Liege, Rangers, Lech Poznan

E: PSV, Paok, Granada, Omonoia

F: Napoli, Real Sociedad, AZ, Rijeka

G: Braga, Leicester, AEK Athens, Zorya

H: Celtic, Sparta Prague, AC Milan, Lille

I: Villarreal, Qarabag, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Sivasspor

J: Tottenham, Ludogorets, LASK, Royal Antwerp

K: CSKA Moscow, Dinamo, Feyenoord, Wolfsberger

L: Gent, Red Star, Hoffenheim, Slovan Liberec

Group stage dates

22 October: Group stage, Matchday 1

29 October: Group stage, Matchday 2

5 November: Group stage, Matchday 3

26 November: Group stage, Matchday 

3 December: Group stage, Matchday 5

10 December: Group stage, Matchday 6

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