Arsenal v Napoli: Injury update, prediction & likely lineups
Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/04/2019
Arsenal travel to the Stadio San Paolo on Thursday night looking to defend their 2-0 aggregate lead, as they aim to progress to the semi-final stage of the Europa League for the second year running.Standing in their way is a Napoli side who have lost just once at home all season - a 2-1 defeat to runaway Serie A leaders and Champions League hopefuls, Juventus.In order to progress, the Gunners will need to arrest their poor away record this season. Unai Emery's team have lost their previous two away games in the Europa League to BATE Borisov and Rennes.Their poor form on the road will boost the confidence of Carlo Ancelotti and his team, as they look to end their season on a high with a rare piece of silverware. As Juve sit one win away from the Serie A title, the Naples side can afford put all their eggs in the Europa League basket.Team NewsLorenzo Insigne made his comeback from injury in the first leg of this tie, though he did not look match fit as he remained ineffective for large parts of the game. This may force Ancelotti to reconsider his options for the second leg, meaning Arkadiusz Milik could return to the starting lineup after he grabbed a goal in Napoli's 3-1 victory at the weekend.Elsewhere, Kevin Malcuit will be hoping for a call up for this tie, as he has impressed when deputising for first choice right-back Elseid Hysaj this year.For the Gunners, Sokratis could to return to the starting lineup after missing Monday night's victory over Watford through suspension. However, fellow Greek national Dinos Mavropanos may keep his spot at centre-back as he helped his side earn their first away clean sheet of the season at Vicarage Road.Lucas Torreira is a slight concern as he struggled with a groin injury on Monday night. Emery insisted that the Uruguayan will not miss any games, but with the perfectly capable Matteo Guendouzi available, the Gunners boss may not take the risk.