ARS vs NAP: Arsenal will be relying on the home advantage as they face Napoli in the Europa League Quarterfinals 1st leg match at Emirates Stadium, in London, on Thursday night (IST).But the Gunners need to be at the top of their game against Napoli, across both the legs, for the visitors can play at a high tempo and are more than capable of producing counter-attacking football.
This is perhaps the biggest game of the season for Arsenal. Finishing in the Champions League places may be a priority for Unai Emery, but the Europa league gives him and his men a chance to end the season with a European trophy as well as a place in the Champions Legaue next season.The Naples were placed alongside Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, as well as Red Star Belgrade, and could only finish 3rd in the group, despite losing just one game.
Arsenal vs Napoli Team News:
Injured – Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are long-term absentees for Arsenal.
Key Players – Aubameyang, Lacazette
Injured – As for Napoli, Raul Albiol and Amadou Diawara are the injury absentees.
Key Players – Insigne, Mertens,
Arsenal vs Napoli Playing 11
Arsenal– Leno (GK), Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Napoli– Meret (GK), Malcuit, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Rui, Callejon, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski, Mertens, Insigne