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Live Reporting

Matt Gault and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Rennes go into B with Dynamo Kyiv.

    Ludogorets are in with Roma in Group C.

    Malmo go into Group D with Braga.

  2. Post update

    PSV Eindhoven are drawn in Arsenal's group!

  3. Post update

    Braga go into Group D.

    Lazio are in Group F.

    Olympiakos into Group G.

    Group H will have Red Star Belgrade.

  4. Post update

    Manchester United are drawn into Group E!

  5. Post update

    The second team out is Dynamo Kyiv. Group B for them.

    Roma, last season's Europa Conference League winners, are drawn in Group C.

  6. Post update

    First out of pot one...Arsenal. Into Group A they go.

  7. Post update

    Here we go...

  8. Post update

    They're going through the technical procedure for the draw now. Exciting stuff.

  9. Europa League dates

    Get the calendars out - some dates for you to mark.

    Group stage

    Matchday 1: 8 September

    Matchday 2: 15 September

    Matchday 3: 6 October

    Matchday 4: 13 October

    Matchday 5: 27 October

    Matchday 6: 3 November

    Knockout phase

    Knockout round play-offs: 16 & 23 February 2023

    Round of 16: 9 & 16 March 2023

    Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023

    Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023

    Final: 31 May 2023 (in Budapest)

  10. Post update

    Some important info to get out of the way before we get to the draw.

    Pot 1: Roma, Manchester United, Arsenal, Lazio, Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiakos

    Pot 2: PSV Eindhoven, Rennes, Monaco, Real Sociedad, Qarabag, Feyenoord, Malmo, Ludogorets

    Pot 3: Union Berlin, Freiburg, Fenerbahce, Ferencvaros, Bodo/Glimt, Midtjylland, Betis, Sheriff

    Pot 4: Union Saint-Gilloise, Trabzonspor, Zurich, Omonoia, AEK Larnaca, Sturm, HJK, Nantes

  11. Post update

    Now then, it's time to turn our attention over to the Europa League draw...

  12. Post update

    Arsenal v Fulham (Sat, 17:30 BST)


    Mikel Arteta has also confirmed he has a near fully fit squad for Fulham.

    Reiss Nelson, who was already out injured, is the only unavailable player.

  13. 'Pepe needed minutes'

    Arsenal v Fulham (Sat, 17:30 BST)


    Mikel Arteta has said Nicolas Pepe's loan move to Nice was "the best decision for everybody".

    On whether Pepe was weighed down by his price-tag (he joined Arsenal for a club-record £72m in 2019):

    "I don’t know, Nico has tried to do that in the best possible way. He is not responsible for the price a club pays for him.

    "He has tried to everything. His attitude, the way he is phenomenal, you have to meet the person and you have to love him for the way he is.”

    “He needed minutes he has been craving minutes.”

  14. 'Time flies'

    Arsenal v Fulham (Sat, 17:30 BST)


    The Fulham game will be Mikel Arteta's 100th Premier League match as Arsenal boss. Here's what he had to say about that:

    “I just found out two minutes ago. Time flies. Such a privilege to be at this club and reach this number. Hopefully we can extend that for a long period and bring joy and a lot of wins.”

    On what he has learned:

    “How difficult and how beautiful life is when you win or lose. Especially that. Looking back and analysing the journey. Every decision counts. Consistency is so important. Do what you believe in because at the end it will happen.”

    "We are human beings. We doubt especially when you lose football matches when the environment turns around and you don’t find the real way to win matches even though sometimes you deserve too.

    "Sometimes trying to find otherwise to adapt. You have to adapt and feel what you do to transmit it to your players, supporters and everyone around the club at all times.”

  15. Arteta coming up


    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been speaking this morning ahead of tomorrow's game against Fulham and this afternoon's Europa League draw.

    Updates from the Spaniard's news conference are on the way...

  16. 'We need bodies through the door'

    Liverpool v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    Scott Parker will need to check on ex-Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke (ankle) before Saturday's trip to Liverpool but will definitely be without Ryan Fredericks (calf), Joe Rothwell (quad) and Junior Stanislas (groin).

    With the transfer deadline next Thursday, the 41-year-old is hopeful of adding to his squad.

    "We need bodies through the door, for sure.

    "It has been pretty tricky for many reasons, for many circumstances, so I'm hoping and everyone is hoping."

  17. Post update

    Liverpool v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    Bournemouth boss Scott Parker on Liverpool's poor start to the season.

    "I am sure they will be the first to know it has not gone how they wanted it to go but we're playing against a world-class team, a well-coached team, an exceptional manager and against a team who are probably looking for a reaction.

    "This is one of the hardest places to go, Anfield, and even more so in the current situation it could be very difficult.

    "As always it is a challenge for us to face and we need to try and get something out of this game."

  18. Parker on the way


    We're edging closer to the Europa League group stage draw at 12:00 BST, but first we're going to hear from another Premier League manager in Scott Parker.

    The Bournemouth boss has been speaking ahead of his side's trip to Liverpool tomorrow.

  19. Everything Everton


    You can get the latest on Everton's transfer links, loads of expert opinion and plenty of fan viewpoints on our dedicated Everton page.

    The page is right here

    You can bookmark it and come back each day. Or if you are using the BBC Sport app, when you land on the page, hit the bell icon and you'll get Everton notifications.

  20. 'Everton need two strikers at least'

    Brentford v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    Former Everton captain Alan Stubbs says the club need to sign at least two strikers to "lift" the fans.

    Stubbs told BBC Radio Merseyside:

    "It's all about building confidence. Forest were pretty average. A half-decent Everton could have won comfortably.

    "It's always difficult when you haven't got a striker. They need to address that situation as soon as possible.

    "It's the fourth week since Calvert-Lewin was injured and still no one is in the door. Everton fans are rightly asking questions.

    "The manager needs two strikers in at least, a playmaker, a number 10 to link it up. They have to have a really strong end to the window.

    "I'd like a new striker to have Premier League experience because they need to hit the ground running. We can't wait for someone to take a month or two to get up to speed. If you don't get some momentum going, the Premier League takes no prisoners. They don't want to be embroiled in the position they were last season.

    "Defensively they're not far away. In midfield Alex Iwobi has been a revelation. It's just the forward areas. The fans need a lift. It was a bit flat on Saturday. The board need to up their game in the final days of the window."

    Listen to Stubbs on Radio Merseyside Sport from 34 minutes here