Arsenal draw Rennes, Chelsea to face Dynamo Kiev in Europa League last 16

Sokratis Papastathopoulos (left) celebrates scoring Arsenal's third goal against BATE with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Image: Arsenal beat BATE 3-1 on aggregate to reach the last 16

Arsenal will play Rennes in the last 16 of the Europa League while Chelsea will face Dynamo Kiev.

Chelsea will have home advantage in the first leg against the Ukranian side, while Arsenal will travel to France first on March 7.

Arsenal beat BATE 3-1 on aggregate to reach the last 16 and their reward is a tie with Rennes, who eliminated Real Betis in the previous round.

The French side sit 11th in Ligue 1 and their squad includes former Newcastle and Hull winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

Callum Hudson-Odoi scores for Chelsea against Malmo
Image: Callum Hudson-Odoi scored Chelsea's third goal in their win over Malmo

Chelsea, winners of this competition in 2013, defeated Malmo, winning the second leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Thursday to add to a 2-1 away triumph in Sweden.

Friday's draw was not protected by any seeding, but teams from Russia and Ukraine were kept apart.

Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany were paired with Serie A side Inter Milan, Dinamo Zagreb will play Portuguese outfit Benfica, while Napoli tackle Austria's Red Bull Salzburg.

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Valencia, who knocked out Celtic, have been pitted against Russian club Krasnodar, while five-times winners Sevilla face Slavia Prague and Zenit St Petersburg play Villarreal.

Europa League round of 16 draw

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev

Eintracht Frankfurt v Inter Milan

Dinamo Zagreb v Benfica

Napoli v Salzburg

Valencia v Krasnodar

Sevilla v Slavia Prague

Arsenal v Rennes

Zenit St Petersburg v Villarreal

First legs will be played on March 7, second legs on March 14

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