The Gunners return to the Thursday night competition where they will be joined this season by 2016/17 winners Manchester United. Can either side go all the way to Gdansk?
In anticipation of the big kick-off, we asked the stats whizzes at Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to crunch all the numbers to produce a full script of the upcoming football season.
Read this exclusive excerpt to find out how they believe the Europa League knockout stages will play out - and when you're done, check out more from The Script.
MORE FROM THE SCRIPT:
- How were The Script's conclusions calculated?
- Premier League: The Golden Boot race
- Premier League: The relegation battle
- Premier League: The 'Big Six' mini-league
- Premier League: Playmaker award
- Champions League: The knockout stages
- The Script in full
BT Sport will show 52 exclusively live Premier League games this season - more than ever before - as well as every game in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League proper, plus selected Emirates FA Cup, Ladbrokes Premiership, Vanarama National League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and FA Women's Super League games.
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