European football's ruling body has seeded eight of the 16 teams on the basis of club's performances in past European competitions. This has left Arsenal and Leeds among the group of eight unseeded teams for the draw in Geneva, along with Real Mallorca, Celta Vigo, Lens, Werder Bremen, Udinese and Galatasaray.
Although Arsenal only just missed out on being seeded, both managers, Arsene Wenger and David O'Leary, will have to pit their wits against a top seed. These are Parma, the holders, Juventus, Roma, Borussia Dortmund, Deportivo La Coruna, Monaco, Atletico Madrid,and Slavia Prague.
A Uefa committee will meet tomorrow to divide the 16 clubs into two groups, with each one containing four seeded and four unseeded teams, and to separate clubs from the same country. Matches will be played on 2 and 9 March.
Colin Hendry, Scotland's captain has admitted he will never play for Rangers again. The 34-year-old defender, who moved to Ibrox for pounds 4m for Blackburn less than 18 months ago, has made only three appearances this term.
Hendry said: "I could have moved to Derby, but it fell through because I wouldn't agree to a clause about them being relegated being in my contract."Reuse content