EUROPA LEAGUE

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira warned “I’ve played in Italy, so I know it’ll be a very different game at the San Paolo” against Napoli.
Carlo Ancelotti admits he was “surprised at the timid Napoli start, but Arsenal are not impenetrable and we must retain optimism” in the Europa League quarter-final.
Alex Meret revealed his toughest save against Arsenal and confessed “it was an ugly first half” performance from Napoli.
Lorenzo Insigne admits he is “still thinking about that chance” he missed in the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, but still believes Napoli can turn it around.
Napoli have a Europa League mountain to climb after the 2-0 away defeat to Arsenal, but also wasted precious chances with Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne.
Napoli director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli confirms Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens are there to “attack Arsenal defenders with quality and pace.”
Faouzi Ghoulam insists Napoli are ready to face Arsenal, but are taking this Europa League quarter-final as a tie “played over 180 minutes.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Europa League quarter-final between Arsenal and Napoli.
Napoli opt for Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne together in the Europa League quarter-final, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil start for Arsenal.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes if Napoli “had the revenue of an English or Spanish club, I’d win every year” and will eventually “crush Juventus without mercy.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains a doubt until the last minute to start as Arsenal host Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final.
Lorenzo Insigne is set to partner Dries Mertens in a two-pronged Napoli attack against Arsenal in the Europa League this evening.
Carlo Ancelotti refuses to give clues on which strike partnership Napoli will use against Arsenal, but admits Unai Emery “has more Europa League experience than me.”
Allan believes the Europa League quarter-final with Arsenal is “50-50, but if Napoli do what the Coach asks, we can really trouble them.”
Thousands of Napoli fans are expected to attend the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final in London, and could be dotted all over the Arsenal ground.
“Arsenal want to play against the best teams and Napoli are one of them,” assured Unai Emery ahead of their “50-50” Europa League quarter-final.
Alexandre Lacazette has urged Arsenal not to be fooled by Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday. “They’re not a typical Italian team.”
Napoli could make some changes for the Europa League quarter-final with Arsenal, using Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens together.
“Napoli must play with wisdom and experience against a well-organised Arsenal team,” warned former Italy Coach Marcello Lippi.
Lorenzo Insigne and Simone Verdi are in Napoli’s squad to face Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.
Spaniard Alberto Undiano Mallenco will officiate Napoli’s Europa League quarter-final first leg at Arsenal on Thursday.
Maurizio Sarri claims he would take a pay cut if the ‘very strange’ Premier League scheduled fixtures better, with Chelsea forced to play twice in four days.
Arsenal pair Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny are major doubts for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against Napoli.
Carlo Ancelotti complained Napoli are “defending badly and getting the basics wrong. If we play like this against Arsenal, we’re in trouble.”
Lorenzo Insigne, David Ospina and Faouzi Ghoulam are back in the Napoli squad to take on Genoa on Sunday.
Lorenzo Insigne eyes Europa League glory with Napoli and wants to stay “for a long time, but I could receive an offer I can’t refuse. It irritates me to be left empty-handed.”
Lorenzo Insigne should be back in time for Napoli’s Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal, which kicks off next week.
Napoli could be without Dries Mertens for Wednesday’s Serie A trip to Empoli with a leg injury.
Carlo Ancelotti singled out Simone Verdi for praise after the 4-1 win over Roma and called for Napoli “intensity” against Arsenal.
Carlo Ancelotti warned Napoli that Roma could have an unpredictable reaction to recent problems, while he’ll “chain myself to the gates” if Allan and Kalidou Koulibaly are sold.