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Tactical Battles That Will Shape Arsenal's Clash with Napoli
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Arsenal head to the cauldron that is the Stadio San Paolo for the first time ever to take on Napoli in Matchday 6 of the Champions League with the group hanging finely in the balance.

All eyes will be on the final matchday in Group F as two from three teams can qualify for the knockout stages. The Gunners only need to avoid a defeat of three goals or more against the Naples-based side to progress. If they suffer a heavy defeat, Diego Maradona's old club will progress in their place, but only if Borussia Dortmund manages to beat Olympique Marseille as expected. 

Over the years, Arsenal have faced Italian opposition 28 times and have only lost six times. The odds are in Arsene Wenger's favor especially as Napoli have to win by three goals.

Here, Bleacher Report looks at the key tactical battles that will shape the clash as Napoli go face to face with the Premier League's pace setters, Arsenal.


All statistics from WhoScored, UEFA and Soccerbase.






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