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Monday September 30 2013
Arsenal concerned by Insigne

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has highlighted Lorenzo Insigne as a danger ahead of the Champions League tie against Napoli.

The London club will host the Azzurri on Tuesday and the Frenchman is well aware of the Italian international’s talents.

“Insigne is mobile, he is not tall but quick and very good in the transition from defence to attack,” Wenger told arsenal.com.

“He is a good dribbler as well and is an intelligent mover. That makes him an interesting prospect.

“That's what struck me as well in the Emirates Cup – when they win the ball they come out very quickly with Callejon, Hamsik, Insigne and Higuain, who come out like bombs all the time they win the ball.

“The transition from our side from offence to defence will have to be very quick.”

Napoli started their European Cup adventure with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund, last season’s beaten finalists.

“They had a surprising result for many people because Dortmund reached the Final last year in a very emphatic way,” Wenger continued.

“To beat them certainly is something special and that will lift their confidence.

“We know from the Emirates Cup that they are a good side but we know as well that when you want to qualify then home games are vital.

“We have started very well but you know if you win the second game at home you have a good chance to qualify. But I wouldn't say it's already a decisive game.

“It's a game that will have a great weight on the end result of the qualifying teams. Let's deal well with that situation then we will be in a very positive mood to finish the job.”

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