Arsenal academy chief Mertesacker convinced they can win Europa League

Arsenal academy chief Mertesacker convinced they can win Europa League

Arsenal academy chief Mertesacker convinced they can win Europa League

There have been plenty of other examples, both at home and overseas, and Aubameyang - speaking after Arsenal secured a 2-0 win over Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final - admitted he has been dismayed by the recent issues.

The fast-paced clash took a decisive turn in a frantic one-minute spell early on, as Aubameyang found the back of the net in unlikely fashion before Watford striker Troy Deeney was shown a straight red card for elbowing Lucas Torreira.

"At Watford, we need to be defensively hard and strong, like we are at home now, and in the attacking moments use the best opportunities to find chances to score".

I fancied Ancelotti's side in the first leg but they let me down, giving themselves too big a mountain to climb after falling 2-0 behind inside the first 25 minutes.

Michael Owen believes that Arsenal's Europa League tie with Napoli could be forced to extra-time and penalties on Thursday night.

"The three points is, I think, the most important thing today", he said.

"For me, the Premier League is first and after if you can go to the final and take the Europa League, of course, it is nice as well, but for us it is the Premier League first".

The Gunners moved above both Manchester United and Chelsea and still have a game in hand over the latter.

"I've said sorry to the lads", said Foster.

Otherwise, Unai Emery has a healthy squad to choose from for the crucial second leg at Napoli but obviously Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are unavailable as they continue their rehabilitation from serious injuries. I would leave Mesut Ozil out and put Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in.

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"We are glad that we did not concede a goal".

"It's not easy for him after he signed for Juventus but his focus is to help us and his attitude is a very wonderful attitude towards each training session", he told a media conference ahead of his side's visit to Watford on Monday.

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