Arsene Wenger expects “a very interesting game” when Arsenal take on Napoli in the Emirates Cup tomorrow.
The tournament will be in London over the weekend. Napoli face Arsenal on Saturday at 16.20 UK time, followed by Galatasaray-Porto.
Napoli then take on Porto on Sunday at 14.00 UK time followed by Arsenal-Galatasaray.
“Napoli is a team who in the last three years have been very consistent at the top level in Italy,” said Wenger in his Press conference.
“They finished second last year. Of course they lost Edinson Cavani, but they still have some dangerous players up front because they bought Gonzalo Higuain and they have Marek Hamsik.
“They are very dangerous on the flanks so it’s a very interesting game for us.”
Napoli have already played against Galatasaray last week, winning 3-1 at the Stadio San Paolo with Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba.
“They are the most popular team in Turkey,” continued Wenger. “They have players who of course we know well here like Drogba and Altintop.
“They have a big potential now financially. They also have Eboue who will come back; it will be interesting to see him again. They did very well in the Champions League last season.
“Porto have invested a lot of money in young players, contrary to what many people think. They are active on the South American market and they sell well. We have a big respect for Porto.”
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