Football Today, February 24, 2022: Huge Premier League clash and European knockouts

This is the critical moment on the continent as the second legs of the Europa League and Europa Conference League Round of 16 matches take place tonight.

There’s also a vital game in the race for the top four as Bruno Lage’s Wolves visit Arsenal – and we’ve got it all covered.

The gunners fired

Arsenal have become accustomed to playing Thursday nights in recent years, this time in a massive Premier League clash.

The Gunners sit sixth in the league, four points clear of the Champions League places with three games less against Manchester United, while Wolves are two points and one place behind.

Martin Odegaard will be one of the key men over the next three months and Mikel Arteta has suggested he is captain-in-waiting at the Emirates.

Read more: Influential Odegaard set to take Arsenal armband

European drama

There are eight Europa League fixtures tonight with a number of tasty games on the menu.

After Rangers stunned Borussia Dortmund to win 4-2 in Germany last week, Jude Bellingham and his team-mates head to Ibrox to close the deficit.

Read more: Bellingham will be key to Dortmund’s fightback
Jude Bellingham hopes to inspire Borussia Dortmund to famous return to Rangers

Barcelona fought back to draw 1-1 with Napoli and now their new attack is heading towards Napoli to avoid an early exit from Europe this season.

Read more: New attack can boost Barca’s trophy hunt

Another of the eye-catching Europa League fixtures sees Lazio hosts Porto lose 2-1 to Portugal last week – but could star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic finally be on the move this summer?

Read more: Milinkovic-Savic’s Italian job could be coming to an end

Tonight’s eight Europa Conference League fixtures also play their second leg with two British clubs in action.

Leicester cruised to a 4-1 win over Randers last week but head to Denmark with question marks over Youri Tielemans’ future.

Read more: Foxes ace Tielemans mulls transfer options

North of the border, Celtic were beaten 3-1 by Bodo/Glimt despite the best efforts of former England No 1 Joe Hart, who has seemed like a new man since joining Parkhead.

Read more: Hart again proving to be a safe pair of hands in Scotland

Before you leave

Stick with us all for all the latest news and reaction to last night’s games as Liverpool beat Leeds 6-0 and Tottenham came unstuck at Burnley.

Read more: The latest football news in bites

Our daily transfer column will also keep you updated on all the rumors as clubs continue to plan for the summer window.

Read more: Chelsea and Spurs target powerful Serge

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