Arsenal has won the first leg of their UEFA Europa League encounter with Napoli and their chances of going into the semi finals will depend on whether they can score one more goal in Naples or defend their 2-0 lead in a hostile stadium.
Unai Emery will come into this match with fear because his team has lost its last two away matches in the UEFA Europa League and Napoli are a better side than Rennes and BATE Borisov. The Arsenal fans have criticized Unai Emery for always selecting a defensive squad when the gunners are facing a team away from home instead of using the same squad that is winning him matches at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal will next week face Napoli at its home ground and Unai Emery was asked about what type of squad he will use in this game because he will have come in this match with a two goal advantage. The Arsenal boss did not give away any information as to how he will set up his squad but he did say that the game plan will not be changing in Naples next week.
“We are going to prepare for the match and the gameplan like we think we are more competitive and the idea is not changing.”
“We want to win every match. These results give us a small difference with them, but our target is going to be away also, to think to win the match.” Unai Emery told Arsenal’s official website.
“We are going to prepare like that, but also with respect for them because they are very strong at home. Defensively they are going to ask more of us than they did today.”
The Arsenal fans will be hoping that he doesn’t try to use a defensive squad because they believe that this is the reason they have lost a lot of matches away from home this season. Napoli are considered to be like Arsenal, whereby they have a very worrying away form but are a different side in home matches.