The 2017/18 Europa League group stage as it stands

Next season's UEFA Europa League group stage is beginning to take shape, with Arsenal, Lazio, Lyon and Villarreal among 13 of the eventual 16 automatic qualifiers now known.

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Manchester United were crowned 2016/17 winners, but how is next season's UEFA Europa League group stage shaping up?*

ESP: Villarreal, Real Sociedad
GER: Köln, Hertha Berlin
ENG: Arsenal
ITA: Lazio, Atalanta
POR: Guimarães
FRA: Lyon
RUS: Lokomotiv Moskva
UKR: Zorya Luhansk
BEL: Zulte Waregem
NED: Vitesse
TUR: Konyaspor
SUI: Lugano
One team TBC**

These teams would, as it stands, be assured of a UEFA Europa League group place next term. Twenty-two group stage berths will be decided via qualifying in the summer while ten more teams transfer from the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

Highlights: Manchester win 2017 title
Highlights: Manchester win 2017 title

*All based on provisional standings and cup results as of 27 May 2017 with the access list decided by the UEFA association club coefficient rankings as of the end of 2015/16. Line-up for next season's UEFA Europa League will be subject to final confirmation by UEFA in the summer.

**Manchester United, who would have begun in the UEFA Europa League group stage based on their Premier League position, will instead play in the UEFA Champions League as UEFA Europa League winners. The group stage vacancy is therefore filled by the cup winner (or the club replacing them if they have qualified for the UEFA Champions League via the domestic championship) of the association ranked 13th in the 2017/18 access list.