Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is taking the Champions League clash against Napoli very seriously even if his side are on the verge of securing their place in the knockout stages.
Despite winning four of five group games, the Gunners have yet to clinch qualification to the next stage, although anything but a heavy defeat at Stadio San Paolo will see them qualify.
Arsene Wenger has, however, warned his players they will need to be at their best if Arsenal are to avoid any surprises.
“I see it as another game we want to win and that is the only way we can approach the game,” Wenger told reporters.
“Rafa Benitez has a very big experience, is a very intelligent manager, so I know he will prepare his team well.
“The only way we can counter that is to be at our best and put in a good performance, as an average performance will not be good enough. For me, the most important thing is to qualify. If we can finish top it is even better.”
Arsenal are available at 4/11 to finish top of Group F, whereas they are 9/5 to win at San Paolo and make it to the next stage in style.
Meanwhile, Napoli are priced at 13/8 to get revenge on the Gunners for the 2-0 defeat at the Emirates, and 3/1 to qualify for the knockout stages.
And while Arsenal are without Bacary Sagna through a hamstring problem, Napoli have doubts over the fitness of Pepe Reina, whereas Marek Hamsik, Camilo Zuniga and Giandomenico Mesto are definitely out.
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