Napoli have every right to feel confident about knocking Arsenal out

Arsenal and Napoli face off in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals Thursday evening and despite a 2-0 lead from the first leg the Gunners look very vulnerable and elimination looms large.

Under normal circumstances, a two-goal advantage should be enough to secure progression to the next round but these are not normal circumstances.

For starters, Arsenal are awful on the road, yes, they beat Watford and even kept a clean sheet but they were very lucky, their goal was freaky, they played against ten men for almost the entire game and their keeper was arguably the best player on the pitch, that tells you how fortunate they were.



There is no evidence that we will all of a sudden see a much improved away performance from Arsenal and they are playing a team more than capable of putting three or four past Cech in goal.

To make matters even worse there is almost no chance that Unai Emery will play his best team, he will only go with one out and out striker and there simply is not enough creativity in midfield to make that work but there is no telling the Spaniard that.

This Napoli side is good, they have match winners all over the park, they are playing against a poor defence, a weak midfield and a team that basically bottles it on the road.

Arsenal may scrape through if they can somehow clinch an away goal but if they do not, it will be Ciao ciao Arsenal.




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