[Teams] Arsenal vs Napoli: Confirmed Line-Ups From The Emirates
Arsenal will be looking to secure a first leg lead in our Europa League quarter-final with Napoli at the Emirates tonight. Here are the line-ups:
Arsenal will be looking to secure a first leg lead in our Europa League quarter-final with Napoli at the Emirates tonight.
Unai Emery has been boosted as Laurent Koscielny has passed a late fitness test to return in the middle of defence after missing the last two matches with a foot injury. The Frenchman joins Sokratis and Nacho Monreal in the back three with Shkodran Mustafi making way.
Aaron Ramsey is recalled in midfield but Granit Xhaka failed a late fitness test so Lucas Torreira lines-up alongside the Welshman. Matteo Guendouzi and Mohamed Elneny drop to the bench after starting during the defeat to Everton on Sunday.
Arsenal have gone with their big-guns up front as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang comes-in alongside Alexandre Lacazette with Mesut Ozil keeping his place in the attack. That means Alex Iwobi, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Denis Suarez must make-do with places among the substitutes.
Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles keep their places in the wing-back roles while Petr Cech comes in to replace Bernd Leno between the sticks with the Czech legend a regular starter for the Gunners in the Europa League this season.
As for Napoli, they’ll start with Lorenzo Insigne alongside Dries Mertens up front while former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is named on the bench.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Cech; Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Ozil; Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs: Leno, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Mustafi, Suarez, Guendouzi
Meret; Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Callejon, Allan, Fabian, Zielinski; Insigne, Mertens
Subs: Ospina, Malcuit, Ghoulam, Chiriches, Ounas, Younes, Milik
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