Arsenal Vs Napoli Dream11 Prediction: In a high voltage contest, the Gunners aim for a convincing lead in London.
Arsenal will invite Napoli to the Emirates Stadium in the first leg of the Europa League Quarterfinals on Thursday. The Gunners will be aiming to register a convincing victory in the first leg to provide themselves with a great chance at San Paolo. Playing in front of the Napoli home crowd is one of the daunting tasks to overcome for Unai Emery’s men.
Arsenal came back from 3-1 down against Stade Rennais and beat them 3-0 in the second leg to enter the next round. On the other hand, Napoli, who were looking favourites to reach the last eight suffered a scare from Salzburg in the second leg before facing off Arsenal at the Emirates on Thursday.
These two sides have gone against each other twice in the European competition, with the win apiece for both the sides.
As two team gear up for the clash, we shall look at the dream11 picks.
Dream11 team for Arsenal Vs Napoli
Alex Neret: Alex Neret gets a nod above the opponent because Napoli are resilient defensively and the chances of conceding are very less. Besides, Unai Emery is stuck in a conundrum between starting either Bernd Leno and Petr Cech for this crucial encounter.
Shkodran Mustafi: Shkodran Mustafi might not be the best defender at Arsenal, but the German International has an eye on goal from the set pieces. The centre-back is a serious threat from corners and free kicks and might prove to be a great asset for the owners.
Kalidou Koulibaly: Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the best defenders in the world. With the capability to play diagonal balls for fun, the Senegalese International will be able to contribute offensively. Sometimes, he likes to get forward and link up with the attackers which makes him a must pick for the owners.
Sead Kolasinac: Arsenal are most likely to stick with the back three. That move will enable Sead Kolasinac with much more freedom to move forward and link up with the attackers. He can provide users with assists and goals.
Allan: Allan finally got a call up for Brazil after impressing Tite over the last twelve months. The Napoli midfielder is a good player who likes to sit back with the defence and dictate the play. He covers the ground for fun and wins plenty of duels in the middle of the pitch.
Lucas Torreira: Since Arsenal play with two defensive midfielders, one of them will have the license to roam forward and create chances. The Uruguyuan International has the capability to have an increased effect in both defensive and offensive areas of the pitch. He has the capability to win a tackle in the attacking area and trackback thirty yards to win a tackle for his side.
Aaron Ramsey: Aaron Ramsey could start behind the strike partners Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang on Thursday. The attacking midfielder runs into the penalty box more often than not to contribute with goals and assists. He is in a really good form and would be a fantastic pick.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (C): Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is the leading scorer for the Gunners with 21 goals this season. Gabonese International has scored four times in the Europa League and is the primary penalty taker for Arsenal. If he gets the supply, the Gunners forward will guarantee goals.
Arkadiusz Milik (VC): Arkadiusz Milik has scored 18 goals this campaign, making him the highest scorer for the Italian outfit this season. The Polish International is one of the best finishers inside the six-yard box and he will be pivotal in keeping Napoli in the tie by nicking away a goal or two.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.