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At one stage most Arsenal fans would have hoped to see Napoli's star-player, Edinson Cavani, line out in the famous red and white strip. Now they may not even see him line out for the Naples-based side.
Having enjoyed another superlative season for the Serie A runners-up, with 38 goals in 43 matches, Cavani is expected to move to the Premier League, but not to the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger's indecision earlier this season, his reluctance to bid for the Uruguayan while prioritizing Theo Walcott's contract, may have cost Arsenal. The Daily Mail is now reporting that Chelsea and Manchester City have jumped the Gunners' in the queue to sign the prolific striker.
If anything, the possibility of seeing either Edin Dzeko or Fernando Torres as Napoli's main striker is more likely at this stage of the summer.
Cavani's departure may hasten after Walter Mazzarri left to take over Inter Milan at the season's end. Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli's president, moved swiftly to replace Mazzarri with Rafael Benitez, who won this year's Europa League with Chelsea.
Trying to second-guess Napoli's style and team, with Rafa taking over from Mazzarri and with Cavani possibly moving, now becomes next to impossible.
Under Mazzarri, Napoli always played with three at the back. Benitez, however, is a strictly-four-at-the-back manager. Napoli's trademark 3-5-2 is now, therefore, likely to become a 4-5-1 variant under Benitez.
With that in mind, and the lack of goals without Cavani, Rafa might just be tempted by Chelsea's player-plus-cash transfer involving Torres.
Napoli are an extremely fit team, and wide midfielders Christian Maggio and Juan Zuniga cover a lot of ground and do an exceptional amount of defensive work. The three-man engine room of Marek Hamsik, Valon Behrami and Blerim Dzemaili is formidable. Rafa is likely to stick with this trio and hope to coax more goals from Hamsik.
Without Cavani in the team, Napoli are something of a blunt instrument. That being said, they are very tough to break down and beat. During the 2011-12 Champions League campaign, they only lost two games all competition. Those defeats were away to Bayern Munich and Chelsea who both made it to the final.
Last season they only lost six games all season and ended up scoring 73 goals and conceding just 36.
The Gunners face Napoli on August 3, at 16:20 GMT. Given the recent changes to management and potential changes to the Napoli strike force, Arsenal will be expected to win.