Napoli face Arsenal, outsiders Slavia meet Chelsea
Europa League draw keeps London clubs apart until a possible all-London final
Pierre van Hooijdonk during Friday’s Europa League draw. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
Napoli, chasing their first European title since Diego Maradona’s team won the old Uefa Cup in 1989, were drawn against Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Friday.
Arsenal were initially drawn at home in the second leg against Napoli but the order was reversed by Uefa to avoid a clash with Chelsea, who host Slavia in the return of their tie in London.
Arsenal or Napoli will meet Villarreal or Valencia in the semi-finals while Benfica or Eintracht play Slavia or Chelsea.
Europa League quarter-finals
Arsenal v Napoli
Villarreal v Valencia
Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt
Slavia Prague v Chelsea