Arsenal will play Napoli on Thursday in 2018/19 UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg as both teams eye progression to next round. The Gunners go into this game as the favourites.
Kick-off : 7:00 PM (Local)
Venue : Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal have started to do well in the Premier League this term improving their position in the table and now the aim is definitely for champions league spots. But they will have all their focus on the UEFA Europa League, a competition they will love to win.
The Gunners though have got a tough and tricky tie in the quarter-final stage as they face one of best clubs in Italy in Napoli. Arsenal will need to play their brand of football to outplay Napoli and progress.
On the other hand, Napoli did well against Red Bull in the round of 16 of 2018/19 UEFA Europa League to progress till here. They will be hoping to go as far as they can.
The Italian club though have got a tough match up in the quarters as they face one of the best clubs in the world in Arsenal. Napoli will have to be at their best and produce quality football for success.
Teams news and possible line-ups
Amadou Diawara and Raul Albiol will both be not available for Napoli for the Arsenal game as due to injuries.
As for The Gunners, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck will all be unavailable as due to injuries.
Napoli XI : Meret, Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, M. Rui, Callejon, Allan, F. Ruiz, Zielinski, Mertens, Milik.
Arsenal XI : Leno, Lichsteiner, Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Torreira, Ozil, Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang.
It should be good game between two good teams. But in the end I expect The Gunners to get the job done and earn a well deserved victory. They might win 3-1.