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How the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals panned out

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Arsenal's Pierre Emerick Aubameyang right celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Europa League round of 16 2nd leg soccer match between Arsenal and Rennes at the Emirates stadium in London Thursday March 1

Arsenal have been handed a hard draw against Serie A side Napoli in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

Arkadiusz Milik scored a crucial away goal in the 14th minute to all but end the tie, leaving Salzburg needing five unanswered goals to progress.

Arsenal and Chelsea, however, might need a path into the top-tier competition next season by taking the place reserved for the Europa League victor.

'So we have to play a very important match, and a very hard game'.

Meanwhile, Eden Hazard is one of several first-team stars who should come back into the starting XI as Chelsea continue their pursuit of a top-four finish.

Olivier Giroud's ideal hat-trick away at Dynamo Kiev took his Europa League goal tally to nine, the highest in the competition so far. I don't like that, ' said Sarri.

He said: "We started very well, I think, and we wanted to start in this way because it was really very important to score after the result at Stamford Bridge".

"He's in the area, in the six-yard box more often than most centre forwards you see these days". "I'm a competitor. I have been through a lot of tough moments in my career".

And accordingly the victor of the third quarter-final will play the victor of the second in the semi-finals.

If Chelsea can get past Slavia Prague, they know that either Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt will be waiting in the semi-finals.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek had an excellent game during the week and Sarri was full of praise for the Englishman in his pre-match press conference.

"Chelsea are looking very, very good to go on and at least get to the final, if not win it", Walker added. "It means we are in the final, that would make me happy and Napoli are in the final and that would make me happy".

The first quarter-final will be played between Napolli and Arsenal. I'm still hungry and I have a few nice years in front of me'.

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