Arsenal will go head-to-head with Napoli tonight as the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals kick off.
The teams are considered two of the championship’s big guns as they attempt to advance to the semi-finals.
The Gunners have the advantage of playing at home at their London-based Emirates Stadium, but will have to battle for victory against their European opposition.
Unai Emery’s side cruised through the group stage, but have faced trouble in their two knockout stage fixtures.
And as we approach the final weeks of the season, Arsenal is not only gunning for the UEFA Europa League trophy, but are also battling to finish in the top four in Premier League.
The Gunners boss Unai Emery has admitted his side “need to win” at home given their poor record away from the Emirates Stadium.
In the last two Europa League knockout games, the Gunners have fallen to defeat, having to turn around ties against BATE Borisov and Rennes to advance.
Napoli on their end have a team capable of hurting the English side, with key players including Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Arkadiusz Milik.
The Italian side will change Arsenal’s impressive home record, being one of the strongest teams left in the draw.
The two sides have been paired together just once before – in the group stages of the 2013-14 group stages.
Both clashes ended as 2-0 home wins, giving Arsenal further pressure to get ahead of Napoli in the first leg tonight.
But the poor away win record is not only a problem for The Gunners as Napoli have lost seven and drawn one of their previous eight away matches against English oppositions.
Arsenal vs Napoli TV channel
How to watch Arsenal vs Napoli
Arsenal vs Napoli can be watched on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD.
The European clash kicks off at 8pm at the Emirates Stadium in London.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
Arsenal vs Napoli predicted line-ups
Leno, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Karnezis, Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Callejon, Allan, Fabian, Insigne, Mertens, Milik