Udinese will have to get past Arsenal in order to reach the group stages of the Champions League.
The draw for the preliminary round of the competition took place in Nyon on Friday and the Bianconeri were paired with the Premiership outfit.
The first legs will be played on August 16/17, with the returns pencilled in for August 23/24.
The full draw –
Champions Route: Wisla Krakov v APOEL, M Haifa v Genk, Dinamo Zagreb v Malmo, Kobenhavn v Plzen, BATE v Sturm.
League Route: Odense v Villarreal, Twente v Benfica, Arsenal v Udinese, Bayern v Zurich, Lyon v Rubin Kazan.
Betting on Serie A? Bet365 are offering a 100% deposit bonus, up to £200 - find out more