LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Napoli will be without summer signing Gonzalo Higuain for tonight’s Champions League Group F game with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
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Higuain, who was linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, had been doubtful with an injury and the former Real Madrid forward was not named in the Napoli squad for tonight’s game.
Meanwhile, Arsenal left midfielder Jack Wilshere on the bench tonight as the fitagain Tomas Rosicky starts on his return from injury.
Mesut Ozil, Mikel Arteta, the on form Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini start in midfield with top goalscorer Olivier Giroud leading the attack.
Nicklas Bendtner starts on the bench for Arsenal, who have won nine straight games in all competition.
Arsenal v Napoli Teams
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Rosicky, Arteta, Ozil, Ramsey, Flamini, Giroud.
Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Wilshere, Bendtner, Gnabry
Napoli: Reina, Britos, Albiol, Callejon, Mesto, Hamsik, Zuniga, Behrami, Inler, Pandev, Insigne.
Subs: Cabral, Fernandez, Armero, Cannavaro, Dzemaili, Mertens, Zapata