The Scudetto holders meet The Gunners at the San Siro on Wednesday night, and the former Chelsea manger has spoken of the upturn in performances of clubs from his homeland.
“You never have an easy game in Italy,” the Paris Saint-Germain coach told The Daily Telegraph.
“For me, this is a game that is a real 50-50. Let’s not forget that Napoli already knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League. Comparisons between the two leagues can only be made after these games.
“Italian football has made steps forward and the English game is not in great shape, what with Manchester City and Manchester United’s elimination.
“Napoli already achieved something remarkable by beating a City side that is dominating the Premier League, so I don’t see why they can’t repeat it. I think Milan are superior to Arsenal,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight