Latest Arsenal news takes a closer look at the Champions League teams at risk of dropping into the Europa League for the round of 32 stage.
Arsenal will soon discover the seven other Champions League teams to drop into the Europa League in the new year.
The Gunners, who face Rapid Wien at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night, have already booked their place in the knockout round after maintaining a 100 per cent winning record in Group B after four games.
And given Arsenal‘s form in the Premier League so far this season, winning the Europa League could be their best chance to finally seal a return to European football’s elite club competition in 2021/2022.
However, there will be a number of teams aiming to stop the trophy heading to London.
This includes the sides dropping into the Europa League at the round of 32 stage after finishing third in their respective Champions League groups.
Ahead of matchday six next week, Krasnodar are the only Champions League team to have confirmed their place in the Europa League after Christmas as they have a superior head-to-head record against Rennes.