[Teams] Napoli vs Arsenal: Confirmed line-ups from the Stadio San Paolo
Arsenal take on Napoli in the second leg of our Europa League quarter-final tie at the Stadio San Paolo this evening. Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Arsenal take on Napoli in the second leg of our Europa League quarter-final tie at the Stadio San Paolo this evening.
Unai Emery has made several changes from the side that beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Monday night. Arsenal switch to a back three/five with Sokratis coming in alongside Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal in defence. Shkdoran Mustafi is the man to drop out.
Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are recalled in the wing-back positions after being rested against the Hornets while Lucas Torreira starts alongside Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park. That means Matteo Guendouzi and Mohamed Elneny must settle for places on the bench.
Aaron Ramsey is preferred to Mesut Ozil with the German playmaker named among the substitutes. Alexandre Lacazette is recalled to join Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack with Alex Iwobi making way.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan must make-do with a place on the bench following a poor performance against Watford earlier this week while Petr Cech replaces Bernd Leno between the sticks for Arsenal.
As for Napoli, former Arsenal keeper David Ospina is named on the bench and Milik comes in to join Insigne in attack.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Meret, Maksimovic, Chiriches, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Callejon, Allan, Zielinski, Fabian, Insigne, Milik.
Subs: Ospina, Hysaj, Malcuit, Mario Rui, Verdi, Younes, Mertens
Cech, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs: Leno, Mustafi, Elneny, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi