Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has cited Juventus and Napoli as the teams to beat in the Europa League knockout stages.
The French tactician believes that teams dropping into the competition via the Champions League are always amongst the favourites and that he sees an Italian team winning the trophy on home soil.
“Every year we talk about teams who have dropped out of the Champions League automatically becoming favourites for the Europa League,” Wenger told Eurosport.
“I think that is the case again with Juventus, who I don’t think will have any problems with Trabzonspor.
“The same is true of Napoli. The Azzurri will be favourites against Swansea and in the competition as a whole.”