The first legs were almost perfect for the English sides in the competition, with both Arsenal and Wolves picking up victories to take into the second legs. Manchester United, on the other hand, could only take a 1-1 draw against Club Brugge back to Old Trafford, as Anthony Martial saved the Red Devils.
Arsenal also faced an away trip in their first leg as they headed to Greece to face Greek Super League leaders Olympiacos. The game looked destined to finish goalless before Alexandre Lacazette stepped up for Arsenal and put the Gunners ahead with 10 minutes remaining, therefore giving the north London side a healthy lead in the second leg at the Emirates.
Wolves were the only English side to play at home in their first leg tie, as they welcomed Spanish side Espanyol to Molineux in what was their first European knockout match since their 80/81 UEFA Cup tie against PSV Eindhoven. Nuno Santo’s side celebrated the occasion by recording the biggest victory of the round so far in an emphatic 4-0 win, with a Ruben Neves stunner and a Diogo Jota hat-trick essentially confirming Wolves’ place in the round of 16 ahead of the return leg in Spain.
Wolves are 13/8 to win with Sky Bet, whilst Arsenal are 8/15 and United are priced at 4/9.