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Could Arsenal regret missed chances against Napoli? 0

Posted on April 12, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a very impressive 2-0 home win over Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday night. The game looked like a tough one, but a strike from Aaron Ramsey and an own goal from Kalidou Koulibaly gave the Gunners the victory.

Although the result was a positive one, it could have been far more comfortable as the team from north London missed a number of chances against the Italian side. There is now a feeling that Unai Emery’s side could live to regret their misses.

A look at the stats ahead of Arsenal vs Napoli – Part 2 0

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle
  • The Gunners knocked out CSKA Moscow at this stage of the Europa League last season (6-3 on aggregate) before falling to Atletico Madrid in the semi finals.
  • The stage doesn’t matter because, to us, this is the same as the Atletico game – just at a different stage. Their games in this competition won’t get much harder than this one on paper, and they need to remain focused.
  • Arsenal have been beaten just once in their last 17 home games in the UEFA Cup/Europa League (W12 D4) – losing 1-2 to Ostersunds FK in the last 32 in 2017-18.

A look at the stats ahead of Arsenal vs Napoli – Part 1 0

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s game day folks, as Arsenal gear up to take on a Napoli side that are going to pose them more issues than most teams have throughout the course of the season so far. The Gunners are in a prime position to make a solid run all the way through to the Europa League final, but of course, the Italian side shouldn’t be taken lightly by any stretch of the imagination. It’s going to be a pretty back and forth affair based on the last few encounters these two teams have shared with one another, and generally, it’s pretty easy to predict that given how both teams play.

Emery has more experience – Ancelotti 0

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Ahead of the first leg of Arsenal’s Europa League quarterfinal clash with Napoli, Carlo Ancelotti spoke briefly to Sky Sports before going out for his pre-match press conference.

He firstly made the point that Unai Emery has more experience in this competition than him.

“His past explains his competence and his ability to prepare this kind of games”, he said.

The Gunners’ boss really does have an impressive record when it comes to UEFA’s second-tier club competition, having won it three times in a row with Sevilla.

Arsenal v Napoli Europa League Preview 0

Posted on April 10, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Arsenal head into this game on the back of a disappointing 1-0 win at Everton in the Premier League. The defeat ended a three-game winning run for the Gunners in all competitions, with all three victories coming at the Emirates Stadium.

A return to the home soil on Thursday will be a welcome one for Gunners, who have a strong home record of late. Unai Emery’s team has won ten of their last 11 home games in all competitions, including their last seven matches at the Emirates.

Thursday nights game is must-win for Arsenal 0

Posted on April 09, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have little time to dwell on yet another poor away display last time out, which saw the Gunners beaten comfortably 1-0 by Everton at Goodison Park. Instead, the team from north London will turn their attention to Thursday night’s home game against Napoli.

The Europa League quarter-final first leg clash is a must-win one for Unai Emery’s side, mainly due to their inability to win away from home, even against the likes of BATE Borisov.

Arsenal’s history against Napoli 0

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s season has been a long and complicated one, and that’s putting it lightly. The Gunners have enjoyed the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and it feels like there are plenty more of both to come in the last few weeks. The club are still competing on two different fronts in both the Europa League and the Premier League, and let’s face it, the one and only end goal is going to be Champions League qualification.

Napoli a tough draw for Arsenal in the Europa League 0

Posted on March 15, 2019 by David Nugent

As one of my colleague’s reported earlier, Arsenal have been drawn with Italian side Napoli in the last eight of the Europa League. The draw is probably one of the hardest the team from North London could have for in the quarter-finals of the competition. Arsenal produced an impressive display to beat French club Rennes 3-0 on Thursday night in the second leg of their last 16 tie. The win saw the Gunners head through 4-3 on aggregate.

Napoli second favourites to win the Europa League

Napoli are current second favourites to win the Europa League at odds of 4/1. Only Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea are shorter odds to lift the trophy this season.

Arsenal to play Napoli in the Europa League quarterfinals 0

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been drawn to face Italian side Napoli in the quarterfinals of this season’s UEFA Europa League.

No draw result at this stage of the competition would have been exactly easy will only the best eight of all the participants remaining in the running, but Napoli certainly seems like one of the hardest, if not the hardest opponent of all.

The side led by the experienced Carlo Ancelotti boasts huge quality in all departments, with Arsenal loanee David Ospina in goal, the much coveted centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in front of him, midfielders like Allan and Piotr Zielinski, and forwards like Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Arkadiusz Milik.

On This Day In 2013: Arsenal fall to Napoli 0

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Wow, five years. When it comes to this particular ‘trip down memory lane’ it certainly feels like the game in question happened only yesterday, when in reality, it happened five whole years ago. We can’t quite get out head around that, and it’s interesting to look at the ways in which football has changed since then – and in many ways, how it’s kind of stayed exactly the same.

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