Europa League – Quarter Final
Napoli vs Arsenal
8:00pm Thursday 18th April
Lucas Torreira is expected to be available for Arsenal when they travel to Napoli for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday (kick-off 8pm).
The midfielder played a part in the second goal as Arsenal won the first leg 2-0 at the Emirates after an impressive first-half display.
However, he was taken off at half-time of the 1-0 victory at Watford on Monday Night Football due to a groin injury.
Torreira is set to be assessed ahead of the match, with Gunners head coach Unai Emery saying he was “60 per cent happy” with the first-leg result.
Napoli won 3-1 at Chievo in Serie A on Sunday and midfielder Jose Callejon revealed the players held a meeting after a “disappointing” first leg against Arsenal.
The winner of the tie faces Valencia or Villarreal in the semi-finals.
Arsenal will be without Denis Suarez due to a groin injury along with long-term absentees Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck.
H2H Napoli vs Arsenal
Napoli’s only previous home match against Arsenal was in the 2013-14 Champions League group stage, winning 2-0.
Arsenal’s last away match in Italy was at the last-16 stage of last season’s Europa League, winning 2-0 against AC Milan.
Napoli have been eliminated on the last eight occasions they’ve lost the first leg of a major European knockout match,
last overturning a first leg deficit in the 1988-89 UEFA Cup quarter-final against Juventus (0-2 first leg, 3-0 second leg).
Score Prediction: Napoli 2-2 Arsenal