Ruud van Nistelrooy to face old foes Arsenal with PSV in Europa League group stage

PSV manager Ruud van Nistelrooy is to face old foes Arsenal in the Europe League group stage.

PSV dropped into the Europa League after narrowly losing their Champions League play-off with Rangers, and now know who they’ll face.

The stand-out opponent is undoubtedly Arsenal, with some of the biggest moments of Van Nistelrooy’s career coming against them during his time at Manchester United.

He was mocked and hit by the London club’s players after missing a last-minute penalty in 2003, and then made amends a year later, scoring a penalty to bring their invincible run to an end.

The Dutchman and his team will fancy their chances of making it through to the next round with the other two sides in their group being Bodo/Glimt and Zurich.

So too will Feyenoord, who have been drawn in a group with Lazio, Midtjylland and Sturm. Anything less than second to the Italian club would be a big disappointment.

Union Saint-Gilloise are Belgium’s only side in the completion and will face Braga, Malmo and Union Berlin.


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