Arsenal could have Koscielny and Xhaka back for crunch Napoli quarter-final

Arsenal could have Koscielny and Xhaka back for crunch Napoli quarter-final

Arsenal could have Koscielny and Xhaka back for crunch Napoli quarter-final

Arsenal managed to beat Napoli 2-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday courtesy goals from Aaron Ramsey and an own-goal from Koulibaly.

"I just feel that Arsenal need to pose their own threat on Napoli and be courageous and I think that they will need to score a goal". "We operate a zero-tolerance approach and anyone behaving like this is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from matches. It will be an important game and a good challenge for us".

Emery praised the Welshman's effort, who will join Napoli's rivals and Serie A leaders Juventus in the summer.

"I know, and the players also, that we need every player to be ready to play and help. When he's here with our supporters, he gives us all he can, not individually, but in the collective", Emery said.

Olley tweeted that both Xhaka and Koscielny trained ahead of the first leg against Carlo Ancelotti's side in a competition that could yet come to represent Arsenal's best chance of qualification for next season's Champions League and one in which Emery had an impressive record with Sevilla.

Napoli struggled to impose themselves on the contest after Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski wasted big opportunities away from home.

Napoli have a mountain to climb in the second leg at the Stadio San Paolo and Ancelotti is very much aware of the difficulties his team are going to face after Thursday night's result.

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