Europa League last-16 draw: Arsenal land Rennes while Chelsea face Dynamo Kiev

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The Gunners have a specialist at their helm in the form of Unai Emery, while the Blues are seeking major silverware in Maurizio Sarri's debut campaign

Arsenal will take on Rennes in the last-16 of the Europa League, while Chelsea have been paired with Dynamo Kiev

The Gunners, who overcame BATE on Thursday, boast a competition specialist at their helm in the form of Unai Emery.

The Spaniard has lifted this particular trophy on three previous occasions, with a hat-trick of successes enjoyed while in charge of Sevilla.

His former employers in La Liga are also still in the hunt this season and will be taking on Slavia Prague at the next stage.

Sevilla disposed of Lazio in the last 32 and boast the attacking threat to trouble any opponent.

Premier League sides are considered to be favourites, though, with Arsenal competing alongside London rivals Chelsea.

The Blues must negotiate a testing trip to the Ukraine if their challenge is to continue, but Maurizio Sarri will be hoping to see his side edge out Dynamo Kiev and remain on course for major silverware.

Among the other sides fancied by many to go deep into the tournament are Serie A heavyweights Inter.

Mauro Icardi, Inter

A team boasting the likes of Mauro Icardi and Lautaro Martinez within its ranks will be locking horns with Eintracht Frankfurt in the last 16.

Another of the Italian hopefuls, Napoli, are set to see their claims to a continental crown tested by Red Bull Salzburg.

Meanwhile, Valencia – who disposed of Scottish champions Celtic in the last round – will take on Krasnodar.

Their La Liga rivals Villarreal will see a trip to Russia to take on Zenit form part of their next two-legged tie.

The final fixture in the round of 16 has pitted Portuguese giants Benfica against Dinamo Zagreb.

The first legs of all eight matches will be staged on March 7, with the return dates taking place a week later.

All of those involved are hoping to a plot a course to the final which will be held in Baku on May 29.

Europa League last-16 draw in full:

Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Inter

Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica

Napoli vs Red Bull Salzburg

Valencia vs Krasnodar

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Sevilla vs Slavia Prague

Arsenal vs Rennes

Zenit vs Villarreal

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