Europa League: Ahmed Musa to face Iwobi in quarter finals

The final of the competition will hold at the Stade de Lyon in May.

With a place in the Champions League up for grabs for the competition's victor, Arsenal will be giving their all to win the Europa League and won't be too anxious about facing CSKA.

Arsene Wenger's side thrashed AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate in the last 16, sending out a real statement to all those left in the competition.

English Premier League side Arsenal will face Russian club CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal.

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.

CSKA Moscow FC was the only football club from Russian Federation to reach the quarterfinals stage of the current UEFA Europa League tournament. CSKA Moscow are a good side but surely the Gunners can reach the next stage.

CSKA were initially in the Champions League this term, finishing behind Manchester United and Basel at the group stage - though only three points behind the latter - despite beating the Swiss champions away and Benfica (twice).

As we all know by now, winning the Europa League represents Arsenal's only realistic shot at returning to Champions League football next season.

The first leg of the ties will be on April 5, with the second leg a week later on April 12.

  • Stacy Allen