Oct 1, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Ozil (8'), Giroud (15')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Preview: Arsenal vs. Napoli

Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's encounter between Arsenal and Napoli in the Champions League.

Tuesday puts together two of Europe's in-form teams as Arsenal host Napoli in Group F of the Champions League.

The Gunners, who are currently at the top of the Premier League table, have won their last nine consecutive matches in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Rafael Benitez's Napoli sit in second place in Serie A thanks to five wins out of six.

Both sides won their opening fixtures in this season's Champions League, beating Marseille and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

Plenty of focus at the Emirates Stadium is likely to be on Gonzalo Higuain, who nearly joined Arsenal over the summer before signing with the Italians.

Christian Maggio is the only injury absentee for the visitors, while Arsenal are without Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla.

Tomas Rosicky is likely to miss out for the home side, who could also be without Jack Wilshere.

Recent form

Arsenal: WWWWWW

Napoli: WWWWDW

Possible starting lineups

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Gnabry, Ramsey, Flamini Wilshere; Ozil; Giroud

Napoli: Reina; Mesto, Albiol, Britos, Zuniga; Callejon, Inler, Pandev, Behrami, Insigne; Higuain

Sports Mole says: 2-2

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa on February 23, 2013
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