By James Agberebi: Arsenal have been handed a tough draw as they will face seven-time UEFA Champions League winners AC Milan the headline tie of the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League.

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The draw was held on Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon , Switzerland.

Milan will host Arsenal in the first leg at the San Siro Stadium.

The last time both teams met was in round 16 of the 2012 Champions League with Milan winning 4-3 on aggregate.

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa and CSKA Moscow are drawn against French side Olympique Lyon.

The first leg will see Lyon, who were semi-finalists in the Europa League last season, travel to Russia.

Atletico Madrid who won the Europa League in 2012 were handed a first leg home tie against Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, while Olympique Marseille will face Athletic Bilbao.

The first legs will be played on 8 March, and the second legs will be played on 15 March 2018.

Manchester United won last season’s Europa League after defeating Ajax 2-0 in the final.

Europa League round 16 round:

Lazio vs Dynamo Kyiv

RB Leipzig vs Zenit

CSKA vs Lyon

Marseille vs Athletico Bilbao

Sporting Lisbon vs Viktoria Plzen

AC Milan vs Arsenal

Dortmund vs Salzburg

Atletic Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow

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