Unai Emery has made a few changes from the side that lost to Everton in the league, with Koscielny, Ramsey and Torreira returning to the fold to face Napoli.
Unai Emery has fielded a strong starting lineup to face Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final first leg at the Emirates. During the weekend loss to Everton, Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Guendouzi were preferred in central midfield, although against Napoli Aaron Ramsey and Lucas Torreira return the fold. Granit Xhaka misses out through injury.
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As expected, Emery has gone with a three-man defence at the back with Laurent Koscielny returning to the fold having missed the last game through injury. The Gunners’ captain replaces the error-prone Shkodran Mustafi and partners Sokratis and Nacho Monreal in central defence. Petr Cech also continues to be Arsenal’s cup goalkeeper and keeps Bernd Leno on the bench.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac are preferred as the wing-backs, while Mesut Ozil keeps his place in Arsenal’s attack. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who started the last two games from the bench returns to the starting lineup and partners Alexandre Lacazette in the attack. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Guendouzi, Alex Iwobi and Denis Suarez are all options from the bench.