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Napoli announce squad for Arsenal tie - Reina and Higuain feature

Who will play for Napoli when they travel to The Emirates this week in the Champions League.

Arsenal will take on Napoli this Tuesday in the Champions League - as both teams look to go two from two in the Champions League’s Group of Death for this season. Arsenal started their campaign with a 2-1 victory against Marseille in the South of France, while Napoli dispatched of last year’s finalists Borussia Dortmund.

Of course Napoli bring with them some familiar names. There is of course their coach Rafa Benitez, with whom Arsene Wenger will be looking forward to getting reacquainted.

Then there is Pepe Reina, on loan from Liverpool in Campania - and of course Blerim Dzemaili and Valon Behrami of Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United fame.

While the likes of Jose Callejon, Marek Hamsik and Goran Pandev all carry well known threats - it is Gonzalo Higuain who will pick up many of the headlines this week.

The Argentine was the subject of prolonged transfer interest from North London this summer - but as talks stalled he instead made the move to Napoli.

Higuain was rested against Genoa this weekend, but has been included in the squad for the Champions League tie at The Emirates on Tuesday night.

As has Raul Albiol, despite suffering an ankle injury against Genoa at the weekend while Christian Maggio misses out with injury.

Here is the Napoli squad for the game against Arsenal this Tuesday.


Rafael, Reina, Colombo


Albiol, Britos, Cannavaro, Fernandez, Armero, Mesto, Zuniga


Behrami, Dzemaili, Hamsik, Inler, Radosevic, Mertens


Callejon, Higuain, Insigne, Pandev, Duvan

We will hopefully bring you the Arsenal squad when that is announced over the course of the next two days.

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