Tuesday October 1 2013
Mesto: 'No Arsenal fear'

Giandomenico Mesto assures Napoli face Arsenal “without fear, but the utmost respect” even without Gonzalo Higuain.

The Argentine striker is not even passed fit for the bench after picking up a muscular problem, as his warm-up test at the Emirates proved negative. Click here for the official line-ups.

“We take on this challenge without fear, but the utmost respect,” full-back Mesto told Sport Mediaset, having played a 2-2 friendly draw this summer.

“It makes us very proud to be back in this great stadium. We’ll try to put all out determination on to the field, our enthusiasm and all the teachings of Coach Rafa Benitez.

“The Coach prepared us very well and in theory we are ready in every zone of the pitch for what Arsenal can throw at us.

“They have extraordinary individuals, so we hope to face them with the right level of performance.”