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What can Arsenal expect from Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals?

16 March 2019

In the English top tier, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United, And Chelsea are now embroiled in an almighty tussle for a Champions League qualification spot for the 2019/20 season.

If you fancied a bet on penalties being awarded then you might take heart from the fact that there hasn't been one in this fixture in the Premier League since 2010, but there have been 49 penalties awarded in games between the two sides. Just behind, Manchester United and Chelsea are sniffing around on 58 and 57 points, respectively. This means that Arsenal's league game against Wolves has been postponed, as has Spurs fixture.

If there is one man for Arsenal to look out for in the quarter-finals, it is Arkadiusz Milik.

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Giroud added he hopes to win many more trophies after France's heroics last summer.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Eintracht Frankfurt, Valencia, Red Bull Salzburg, Napoli, Benifica and Slavia Prague are the names in the hat for today's draw.

Chelsea will take on Slavia Prague in the last eight following the draw in Nyon, which also produced an all-Spanish clash between Villarreal and Valencia.

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That means that Unai Emery will need every ounce of his Europa League expertise to navigate the task against a side with a risky attack and the might of Kalidou Koulibaly at the back.

But Gunners fans remain confident that their side can get the job done - and their supreme home form will surely be key if they are to do that - in spite of the tough assignment their side faces. He has won 41 of his 71 matches in the competition, losing only 11; a close to 60% win percentage.

"We were able to score after five minutes". It has not, so far, been quite as successful as the real thing, but Ancelotti is a shrewd coach and strategist and Unai Emery will have to get his tactical response right.

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What can Arsenal expect from Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals?