Europa League – Quarter Final
Arsenal vs Napoli
8:00 pm Thursday 11th April
Unai mineral admits Arsenal “need to win” their Galilean satellite League quarter-final first-leg meeting with the city at the Emirates structure on a weekday is given their poor record far from home.
The Gunners have won solely 5 Premier League away games all season and have lost their last 2 away Galilean satellite League knockout games,
having to show around ties against BATE Borisov and Rennes to line up a last-eight meeting with Carlo Ancelotti’s facet.
Emery is aware of the pressure are going to be on to secure a positive result to require to the Italian Republic for the second leg next week.
Ancelotti, the winner of 3 Champions League titles as a manager with Real Spanish capital and AC Milan, has guided the city to second in Serie A behind Juventus.
Ancelotti has conjointly warned his facet against self-satisfaction, particularly in defense following recent performances.
Napoli was controlled to a 1-1 draw with metropolis on Sat and was reduced to 10 men when simply twenty-eight minutes at the San Paolo structure.
Team News Arsenal vs Napoli
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka face late fitness tests prior weekday night’s Galilean satellite League quarter-final first-leg clash with the city.
Defender Koscielny and midfielder Xhaka are fighting several feet and groin injuries.
Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, United Nations agency started on the bench in Arsenal’s last 2 fixtures – Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Everton and also the 2-0 finish over port – has been fighting health problem.
Emery said: “He had atiny low downside and he has been taking antibiotics as a result of he’s sick.
“That is that the reason he did not begin the last 2 matches.”
Napoli can have highly-rated defender Kalidou Koulibaly back when he incomprehensible his side’s last European game through suspension.
Amadou Diawara and Raul Albiol area unit carrying injuries, whereas David Ospina – on loan from Arsenal – suffered a head injury last month. He was eligible to play against his parent club.
Lorenzo Insigne and Faouzi Ghoulam each came back to the city squad at the weekend.
H2H Arsenal vs Napoli
Arsenal and Napoli have faced off just twice before in Europe – home and away in the group stages of the Champions League in 2013-14.
Arsenal defeated the Italian side 2-0 at the Emirates, before losing by the same scoreline at the Stadio San Paolo.
Arsenal has reached the quarter-final stages of European competition in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2008-09/2009-10 in the Champions League.
The Gunners knocked out CSKA Moscow at this stage of the Europa League last season (6-3 on ago.) before falling to Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals.
Napoli has reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup/Europa League for the third time in their history.
They fell at the semi-final stage in 2014-15 but won the competition in 1988-89 with a side featuring Diego Maradona.
Score Prediction: Arsenal vs Napoli