Arsene Wenger’s side fairly comfortably won Group H to give themselves the best chance of a favourable draw in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday and they will no doubt be pleased with the outcome.
Ostersunds were founded on October 31st 1996 – just after Wenger took charge of Arsenal – and they secured a place in this season’s Europa League courtesy of a fifth-placed finish in the Allesvenskan.
They impressed in Group J to finish behind Spanish La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao, despite finishing level on 11 points, but ahead of German side Hertha Berlin.
But the north Londoners will no doubt feel confident of overcoming the side who are managed by 42-year-old former Birmimgham, Stoke, Southampton and West Brom man Graham Potter.
Arsenal will go to Sweden for the first leg on 15th February, before hosting Ostersunds at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg a week later on 22nd February.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic, who dropped into the Europa League after a third-placed finish in their Champions League group will face Russian side Zenit in their last-32 tie.
Zenit are currently managed by former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini and only dropped two points on their way to winning Group L ahead of Real Sociedad.
Celtic will be at Celtic Park for the first leg before travelling to Russia for the second.