They will also meet Bundesliga side FC Cologne in Group H. Everton, the other Premier League side in the Europa League and who return to the competition after a three-year absence, take on Serie A side Atalanta in Group E, who are back in European football for the first time in 26 years.
Here are Arsenal's fixtures in Europa League Group H... pic.twitter.com/CnTlefXuYY— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 25, 2017
? | Here's how our 2017/18 @EuropaLeague Group E looks like... Reaction to follow via #EvertonLive: https://t.co/Dr1Lc284NZ pic.twitter.com/7wih2wy9id — Everton (@Everton) August 25, 2017Ronald Koeman's men will also face Cypriot side Apollon Limassol and Lyon, who were knocked out of the final four last season by eventual runners up Ajax Amsterdam. AC Milan are the favourite to win the tournament after spending more than 200m euros ($236.10m) on new signings this season including Lucas Biglia, Andre Silva and Leonardo Bonucci.