Britain may be in the grip of a cold snap but the December chill is nothing compared with what Alexandre Lacazette, Jack Wilshere and Co will face when they travel to Sweden’s Winter City early next year.
Monday’s draw for the Europa League last 32 pitted Arsenal against Swedish Cup holders Ostersunds, who are based 300 miles north of Stockholm and were founded 19 days after Arsene Wenger’s first match in charge of the Gunners in 1996.
Along the touchline from Wenger will be Graham Potter, the English coach who has led the club to three promotions and into the Europa League knockout stages in just six years. Ostersunds’ maiden European tour has seen them remain unbeaten at home, picking off Galatasaray and Hertha Berlin.
Englishman Graham Potter will bring his Swedish side Osterunds up against Arsenal next year
We’re going to need a bigger coat: Arsene Wenger’s men will play in sub-zero temperatures
While Arsenal will be favourites to reach the last 16, they will have to brave harsh, wintry conditions when they visit the Jamtkraft Arena on February 15.
‘I remember having a friendly around that time of year and it was minus 18°C,’ Potter told Sportsmail…Read More