With Arsenal still in danger of going out tonight as they take on Napoli, Arsene Wenger has resisted the opportunity to rest key players ahead of the Gunners’ vital Premier League clash with Manchester City at the weekend.
But an injury to Bacary Sagna sees Carl Jenkinson deputise at right-back, and Serie A familiar Mathieu Flamini comes into the starting line-up after featuring as a substitute against Everton on Sunday. Tomas Rosicky starts in midfield also, with Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey on the bench.
Surprisingly, Pepe Reina, Juan Zuniga and Marek Hamsik have all been left out of the Napoli starting line-up by Rafa Benitez, but Arsenal will have to overcome the difficult obstacle of being the first English side to win in Naples if they clinch victory tonight.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 11, 2013
XI Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Armero; Dzemaili, Behrami; Callejón, Pandev, Mertens; Higuain #UCL
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