Napoli v Arsenal, Champions League: Where to Watch Live, Preview and Team News

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By IBTimes Staff Reporter | December 12, 2013 5:12 AM EST

Follow our LIVE coverage of all Wednesday's Champions League action including Napoli v Arsenal and Steaua Bucharest v Chelsea right here.

Arsenal travel to Napoli in the final group game of the Champions League with all three teams in with a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD.

Overview

Napoli are currently on nine points and need to win against the Gunners to have any chance of making it to the next round. The Italian club are behind on goal difference and face a tough ask ahead of their home game against Arsenal. Napoli have to beat the visitors by three goals if Dortmund beat Marseille in order to qualify. However, should Dortmund fail to win, Rafa Benitez's side will be fine with a single point which will see them qualify as the second placed team in the group.

The Serie A club have already suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the opening group game and will be hoping that the Gunners do not come up with a similar performance as in the first 15 minutes of that game, where they broke in with pace and scored two sumptuous goals through Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud. 

Arsenal will be confident of qualification, with their defensive record suggesting that it will take a mercurial effort from the part of Napoli to put three goals past the Gunners who have conceded only one goal in their last five games in all competitions. However, a loss here and a win for Dortmund will mean that the Gunners will finish second, as was the case in the last two seasons. Such a scenario would leave Wenger's side faced with the propect of drawing the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona Real Madrid and others in the last 16 draw next year. 

What the Managers Say

Rafa Benitez: "We know that Arsenal are very strong but we will try. My team has to give 100 per cent. My players know how important tomorrow's game is and they have all trained really well. We have nothing to lose. For us to play at home gives us an added strength."

Arsene Wenger: "It is massively demanding because we have big games and, mentally as well, we want to be at a level to concentrate every time we turn up, with the top level of commitment. That is a big challenge for us."

Form Guide

Napoli

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): D W L L L
  • Last Result: Udinese 3-3 Napoli

Arsenal

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): D W W W W
  • Last Result: Arsenal 1-1 Everton

Team News

Napoli

  • Injured: Marek Hamsik (foot), Camilo Zuniga (knee), Giandomenico Mesto (knee)
  • Doubtful:N/A
  • Suspended:N/A

Probable Line-up: Rafael; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Reveillere; Dzemaili, Pandev, Inler, Callejon, Insigne; Higuain 

Arsenal

  • Injured: Bacary Sagna (hamstring), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Abou Diaby (knee), Yaya Sanogo (back)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-up: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Walcott, Arteta, Ozil, Ramsey, Cazorla; Giroud 


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