Arsenal will be looking to walk this tournament going by the caliber of possible opponents they may face.
Ahead of the Europa league draw tomorrow 25th August 17, Arsenal accumulated the highest coefficient points and will be seeded at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, France.
The club coefficient rankings are determined by the results of clubs in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League over the previous five seasons, as well as by the coefficient of the clubs’ association (Country).
Young Boys (SUI)
Real Sociedad (ESP)
Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS)
Hertha Berlin (GER)
Vitória SC (POR)
Zulte Waregem (BEL)
Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
Slavia Praha (CZE)
Table above is of the already qualified 26 teams to be joined by another 22 teams to complete 48 teams that will feature in the competition.
Clubs receive two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a defeat in games of the main stages of the Champions League and the Europa League. Results determined after extra-time are included in this method, however results determined after penalty shoot-outs are not (the result is considered a draw).
48 teams are seeded in four pots based on club coefficients.
The 48 teams are made up of the 22 play-offs winners, ten loosing teams from the UEFA Champions league play-offs and the 16 sides that qualified automatically from league finishes.
No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure confirmed before the ceremony.
Arsenal will be hoping to walk this tournament with the caliber of opponents they may face. Lyon, Villarreal and Lazio are the teams that can potentially cause Arsenal problems, however, they are not likely to meet at the early stages of the tournament based on the seeding methods.