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Arsenal handed tough quarter-final encounter against Napoli while Chelsea get favourable draw against Slavia Prague in Europa League

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 15/03/2019 Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Unai Emery has an impressive record in the Europa League © Getty Unai Emery has an impressive record in the Europa League Chelsea and Arsenal have both avoided each other in the Europa League quarter-final draw with the Gunners being handed a tough last eight clash with Napoli. 

Maurizio Sarri's side, who are still unbeaten in this season's competition, were awarded a favourable tie against Slavia Prague at the ceremony in Nyon.

There will be an all-Spanish quarter-final meeting between Villarreal and Valencia while Benfica and Frankfurt will go head to head for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

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EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW

QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

Napoli vs Arsenal

Villarreal vs Valencia

Benfica vs Frankfurt

Slavia Prague vs Chelsea

The first legs will be played on April 11 with the second legs being played on April 18. 

SEMI-FINAL DRAW 

Napoli/Arsenal vs Villarreal/Valencia

Benfica/Frankfurt vs Slavia Prague/Chelsea

The first legs will be played on April 11, with the second legs on April 18.

Chelsea will play the first leg at home because both they and Arsenal cannot play in London on the same evening.

Should Unai Emery's men make it through to the semi-finals of the competition, they will come up against the winner of Valencia and Villarreal while also being afforded a home game in the first leg of the last-four encounter. 

The winner of Chelsea and Slavia Prague's match will face either Frankfurt or Benfica over two legs for a place in the final. 

Arsenal have won their only previous home game against Napoli in European competition, where they beat the Serie A side 2-0 in the 2013-14 Champions League campaign, with Mesut Ozil directly involved in both goals.

The German playmaker scored one and assisted the other in that match at the Emirates. 

Meanwhile, the Blues, who haven't lost in this season's Europa League campaign, are unbeaten in their previous six games against Czech opponents in European competition, having won three and drawn three, while also managing to keep a clean sheet in four of the last five.

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