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Chelsea and Arsenal get favourable Europa League round of 16 draws

With Jorginho not starting against Malmo, the FC guys explain how Maurizio Sarri missed the perfect opportunity to play N'Golo Kante in his preferred position.
Jose Mourinho described former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as of the 'best managers in football history' and admitted he enjoyed the challenge of facing his sides.

Chelsea will face Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League round-of 16, with London rivals Arsenal drawn against French club Rennes.

Maurizio Sarri's side, who beat Swedish side Malmo 3-0 on Thursday to progress 5-1 on aggregate, face the 15-time Ukrainian champions in the first leg at Stamford Bridge on March 7.

The Gunners, who beat BATE Borisov in the last round, take on Rennes, 11th in Ligue 1, and are also at home in the first leg.

Europa league round of 16 draw:

Chelsea vs. Dynamo Kiev

Eintracht Frankfurt...

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil needs 'to be available'

Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno go head-to-head predicting all the Premier League match ups of the weekend, including the big one on Sunday between at Man United and Liverpool.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery praised his side's performance against BATE Borisov on Thursday but remained coy on the short-term role of star midfielder Mesut Ozil.

The Gunners' 3-0 win -- including goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos -- secured them a spot in Europa League's last 16, erasing a one-goal deficit from last week's loss to the Belorussian squad.

"It's clear after the first match away, that the result was not too good for us and we needed to do today a big effort," Emery...

Arsenal's Ozil needs to be 'more consistent' to earn start - Emery

Following their Europa League defeat at BATE Borisov, ESPN FC's Paul Mariner takes Arsenal to task for their less-than-impressive showing.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop does not hold back in how Mesut Ozil has been performing at Arsenal under Unai Emery.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Shaka Hislop disagree about the amount of pressure Unai Emery may or may not be facing in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said Mesut Ozil needs to be "more consistent" to win his place back in the side.

Ozil has started just once since the Dec. 26 draw at Brighton, and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently said the ex-Real Madrid man was in his "comfort zone" at the Emirates after signing a long-term contract last year.

"The key is in his hands and he is working very well this week," Emery said in a news conference ahead of Arsenal's Europa League round-of-32...

Mourinho speaks of 'real respect' for Wenger as former rival receives lifetime achievement award

Following their Europa League defeat at BATE Borisov, ESPN FC's Paul Mariner takes Arsenal to task for their less-than-impressive showing.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop does not hold back in how Mesut Ozil has been performing at Arsenal under Unai Emery.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Shaka Hislop disagree about the amount of pressure Unai Emery may or may not be facing in the Premier League this season.

Jose Mourinho has described Arsene Wenger as "one of the best football managers in history" after the former Arsenal boss was presented with the lifetime achievement prize at the Laureus World Sport Awards in Monaco on Monday.

Mourinho famously called Wenger a "specialist in failure" and the pair would often trade verbal blows during Mourinho's time at Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League. 

But their relationship has cooled since Wenger called time on his 22-year...