Arsenal will host Napoli in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final bout tonight, on April 11, at the Emirates – Ashburton Grove stadium.
Both teams in their previous matches distinguished themselves in the Europa League in the bad sense of the word, where Napoli win at first with a score of 3-0, then in the return match give away with a score of 3-1 against Red Bull, and the Gunners are exactly the opposite; with the same results, only the first loss, and then the victory against Rennes.
The Gunners were reminded of how important this competition is to spur their desire to return to the Champions League next season after losing a weekend match against Everton, which further strengthened the race for fourth place in the Premier League.
Unai Emery, who won this tournament quadruply, will give them suitable instructions to enter the main European competition next season, regardless of how today’s game ends.
At the same time, Napoli are also enough motivated to win their first European trophy since 1989, failing to catch up with Juventus in the race for the Serie A title. Carlo Ancelotti’s men played match against Genoa last weekend, which ended with a score of 1-1.
The latest odds from top bookmakers:
- Arsenal – Napoli
- Europa League 2018-19
- Quarter-final, first match
- Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
- Date: April 11, 2019
- Kick-off: 20:00 GMT